Coronavirus in India: Doctors at Sawai Man Singh Hospital have successfully treated an Italian citizen suffering from coronavirus (COVID-19) using a combination of drugs for HIV, swine flu and malaria. Now all the tests in COVID-19 patients are negative. The coronavirus infected woman is part of a 23-member Italian contingent who visited India with her husband, the group especially visiting Rajasthan’s Tourist Place.
According to TOI’s news, the woman’s husband in this 23-member team was the first person who had positive signs of coronavirus. This was confirmed to him by the National Institute of Virology, Pune on 3 March. The next day, his wife was also found to be COVID-19 test positive.
Use of these medicines for HIV, swine flu and malaria
Doctors at Sawai Man Singh Hospital treated her with a combination of two drugs previously useful in HIV treatment. Additional Chief Secretary (Health Department) Rohit Kumar Singh said, “We gave her a combination of Lopinavir 200mg and Ritonavir 50mg twice.”
Rohit Singh said that the Indian Council of Medical Research was also satisfied with the protocol of combining both drugs of HIV (which was used by Sawai Man Singh Hospital). In addition, doctors also gave Oseltamivir to COVID-19 patients, which is useful in the treatment of swine flu and Chloroquine which is useful in the treatment of malaria.
Doctors are considering a big achievement
Dr. Sudhir Bhandari, Principal and Controller of Sawai Man Singh Medical College said, “We provided treatment following the standards and now the disease test has been found negative in women. This is a major achievement for hospital doctors.”
The 69-year-old husband of a woman recovering from coronavirus is still undergoing treatment at COVID-19 in the hospital. A day earlier, he was tested COVID-19 but still showed positive signs. Doctors are providing them treatment on non-invasive ventilator support.
Dr. DS Meena, Medical Superintendent of Sawai Man Singh Hospital, said, “In fact, after receiving negative results of coronavirus in the wife of a 69-year-old Italian citizen, she was asked to shift from isolation ward, however, she did with her husband in the same ward has decided to stay in.”
Doctors said that her husband is taking time to recover as he already has lung disease. However, his condition is stable.
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