doctors cure coronavirus patient with HIV drugs

Last Updated on 21/08/2020 by blogbuddy

JAIPUR: Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital doctors right here have efficiently handled an Italian coronavirus (Covid-19) patient utilizing a mix of HIV, swine flu and malaria drugs.

The patient, who has now tested negative for Covid-19, had come to India along with her husband as a part of a 23-member Italian group that had travelled main tourist destinations in Rajasthan.

Her husband was the primary within the group to be identified with the illness.

Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, had confirmed him as a Covid-19 case on March 3. The subsequent day.

his spouse additionally examined optimistic for Covid-19.
doctors first handled her with a combination of two drugs helpful in HIV remedy.

“We gave her a combination of Lopinavir 200mg/Ritonavir 50mg twice a day,” said Rohit Kumar Singh, extra chief secretary (well being division).

Singh mentioned ICMR was glad with the protocol of getting a mix of two HIV drugs, which the SMS Hospital relied on. Moreover, the doctors additionally gave her Oseltamivir, helpful in swine flu remedy, and Chloroquine, helpful within the remedy of malaria.

SMS medical faculty principal and controller Dr Sudhir Bhandari mentioned,

“We offered her remedy following standard protocol and now she has tested negative for the illness, which is a major achievement for SMS Hospital doctors.”

Her 69-year-old husband continues to be present process remedy for Covid-19 on the hospital.

A day in the past, his Covid-19 take a look at was performed, however he nonetheless examined optimistic. Doctors are offering him remedy on non-invasive ventilator assist.

“Since his spouse has now examined negative for the illness, we provided to shift her from the isolation ward. She, however, has determined to remain with her husband in the same ward,” mentioned Dr DS Meena, medical superintendent, SMS Hospital.

Her husband is taking time in restoration as he’s already having a lung illness, doctors mentioned. Nevertheless, his situation is steady, they added.


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