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OIA Request on Prescribing Remdesivir for Covid Patients

Updated: Apr 19

26 January 2023

Dr Diana Sarfati,

Director General of Health, Ministry of Health,


Dear Dr Sarfati,

Official Information Act – Request.

I wish to request under the Official Information Act the following information.

• Has the drug Remdesivir been used to treat any Covid patients at Public Hospitals in New Zealand?

• If so how many patients were given this drug?

• What was the outcome for those patients?

• How many patients died despite being given this drug?

• What was the standard dose for patients?

• Is Remdesivir still being used as an anti-viral for patients at your hospital?

Yours sincerely,

Ken Orr,

Secretary, Right to Life