Melbourne hospital trialling controversial COVID-19 treatment hydroxychloroquine.
Staff at Melbourne's St Vincent's Hospital are taking part in a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine despite the government warning against the controversial drug.
They're actively recruiting doctors and nurses to take part in the four month trial, to see if it can help prevent healthcare workers from getting COVID-19 while they treat infected patients.
So far, 9NEWS reports 40 people have signed up, with infected healthcare workers becoming such a problem the hospital is recruiting interstate colleagues to come and help them.
We are recruiting doctors and nurses from across Australian and New Zealand to join us in our fight against COVID-19.— St Vincent's (@StVincentsMelb) August 19, 2020
We will pay for your flights and accommodation and you will receive a $2,000 travel voucher.
Apply here: https://t.co/S7Sm2Ovi6m pic.twitter.com/6SrPpcngti