The head of the Infectious Diseases Department at the Boufarik Public Hospital in Blida (50-km southeast of Algiers), Dr. Mohmaed Yousfi, said 150 of the 300 patients with Covid-19, hospitalized since 23 March 2020 at this health facility, had left the hospital completely recovered after being treated either with chloroquine or with antivirals.
"Ninety percent of the cases responded very well to the treatment protocol recommended by the ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform," he disclosed.
"The latest testing results have shown that these patients have totally recovered."
"The therapeutic protocol is not given to patients with cardiovascular diseases and those who have not tolerated the treatment," he noted.
In this case, patients are "put on antivirals, used in the treatment of HIV infections, and which have given very satisfactory results."
The same observations are made by Pr. Nassima Achour, Head of Infectious Diseases Department at El-Hadi Flici Specialized Hospital in Algiers, where more than 85 patients are treated with chloroquine and antivirals used in the treatment of AIDS.
She also reported that the treatment "has proved almost 100% effective" and the health of patients is improving day by day.
The general manager of the National Institute of Public Health, Pr. Lyes Rehal, said the treatment protocol including chloroquine, recommended by the ministry of Health, has proved effective in most patients.