Pretoria - The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, finally issued an order yesterday allowing for medicine that contained ivermectin as an active ingredient to also be used for the treatment of Covid-19 if so prescribed by a doctor.
This followed a settlement reached between civil rights organisation AfriForum and Pretoria East doctor George Coetzee in the fight for access to ivermectin.
Judge Cassim Sardiwalla now formally made the settlement an order of court.
This followed an agreement that was earlier reached between the applicants and the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority for the compounding of, and access to, ivermectin.
This court order determines that a medicine containing ivermectin as an active ingredient was registered by the regulator in March. The effect of the registration is that ivermectin may be compounded and made accessible in accordance with the provisions of the Medicines Act.