Friday, May 15, 2020

[ Doctors of SMS Hospital at JAIPUR cure corona COVID-19 patient with HIV drugs. ]

Jaipur: Sawai Mas Singh (SMS)Hospital doctors here have successfully treated an Italian caronavirus patient using a combinationvirus 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 part of a 23 member Italian group that had travelled tourist destinations in Rajasthan.

Her husband was the first in the group to be diagnosed with the disease. National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, Had confirmed him as a Covid-19 case on March 3. The nextday his wife also tested positive for Covid -19 case. SMS doctors first treated her with a combination of two drugs useful in HIV treatment. "We gave her with a combination: 

Lopinavir 200 mg/Ritonavir 50mg twice daily" 
Said Dr.Rohit Kumar, additional Chief secretary (health department).

Singh said ICMR was satisfied with the protocol of having a combination of twoHIV drugs as she was given Oseltamivir,useful in swine flu treatment,and Chloroquine, useful in the treatment of malaria.TNN



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