Meghalaya village Quinine Nongladew latches on to its past in search for COVID-19 cure

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News: Quinine, the primitive antimalarial avatar of Hydroxychloroquine(HCQ), has made a village in Meghalaya latch on to its past for a curative future.

Facts:

  • Quinine Nongladew:It is a village in the state of Meghalaya.It is named after the alkaloid quinine extracted from the bark of cinchona, a plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family and classified as either a large shrub or a small tree.

Additional Facts:

  • Hydroxy-chloroquine:It is an oral drug used in the treatment of malaria and some autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.It is being used as an experimental treatment against COVID-19.