JAIPUR: In a heartening piece of reports that might carry the coronavirus gloom, mixture medicine used for the therapy of swine flu, malaria and HIV have helped remedy three sufferers in Rajasthan, consultants claimed on Sunday. Coronavirus outbreak: 3 patients in Rajasthan cured; combination drugs.
Hear from Dr. Prakash Keswani how he cured Coronavirus three sufferers
The 69-year-old Italian vacationer, who was the primary to check optimistic for Covid-19 within the state and was present process therapy at SMS Hospital, was declared freed from the virus on Sunday, however would wish additional therapy for an underlying lung situation. His spouse, who was the primary to get better, has been shifted to RUHS College of Medical Sciences for statement consistent with the advisable protocol.
The third affected person, an 85-year-old man who returned from Dubai on February 28 and examined optimistic on March 10, additionally stays underneath statement after testing detrimental in post-treatment investigations, the hospital stated.
The couple got here to Jaipur on February 28 after touring main vacationer locations of the state as a part of a 23-member Italian group which landed in Delhi on February 20.
TOI was the primary to report ‘Italian coronavirus patient being treated with HIV, swine flu & malaria medicines’ on March 5. While the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 as pandemic, SMS Hospital medical doctors achieved a significant success by curing all three sufferers with among the frequent anti-viral medicine.
Currently, a 24-year-old youth is present process therapy for Covid-19. He examined optimistic on Saturday.
“All the three Covid-19 patients were given the same treatment, which is a combination of anti-viral drugs — lopinavir and ritonavir. The doctors provided two tablets of 200/50mg of lopinavir and ritonavir twice a day,” stated Rohit Kumar Singh, extra chief secretary (well being).
Apart from lopinavir and ritonavir, the 2 medicine helpful in HIV therapy, medical doctors gave them oseltamivir, a drugs helpful within the therapy of swine flu, and chloroquine, a drug used to deal with malaria.
Age issue and co-morbidities made the duty much more difficult for the medical doctors. The 69-year-old Italian vacationer has an underlying lung illness. The 85-year-old affected person, a resident of Jaipur, is affected by diabetes, hypertension and renal kidney failure. “It was a difficult task for doctors. But, we used anti-viral medicines, which are safe for even pregnant women. It was the hard work of doctors and healthcare staff who worked round-the-clock and helped the patients in their recovery,” stated Dr Sudhir Bhandari, principal and controller, SMS Medical College.
SMS Hospital’s senior professor (medication) Dr Prakash Keswani is a cheerful man as he was the one underneath whom all of the three Covid-19 sufferers defeated the illness. “We first conducted tests on Saturday. They both tested negative in the first test. For confirmation, we conducted re-test on Sunday and they both tested negative again. It is a proud moment for all of us as we used some common anti-viral medicines which helped in their treatment. We did not use any new medicine. The medicines are available in the market,” Keswani stated.
“The Italian tourist has lung disease and he still needs oxygen support. He has recovered from Covid-19. But, for lung disease, he still requires treatment. The 85-year-old has the same situation. He still needs treatment for chronic kidney failure, diabetes and hypertension,” stated Keswani.