New Delhi: Donald Trump fame Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail is proving wonders on COVID patients and working as sentinel against infection going hay wire. Sir Ganga Ram hospital which possesses the wonder drug testifies its miraculous efficacy. Patients who were administered this potion recovered and discharged within 12 hours
The Monoclonal antibody successfully used in two patients with fast progression of symptoms within first seven days have changed the outcome. 36-year-old healthcare worker with high grade fever, cough, myalgia, severe weakness and leucopenia was administered REGCov2 (CASIRIVIMAB Plus IMDEVIMAB) on day 6 of disease. Patient’s parameter improved within 12 hours and was discharged.
The second case was of R.K. Razdan, 80-year-old male (picture attached) diabetic and hypertensive was presented with high grade fever, cough and toxic look. His oxygen saturation was more than 95% on room air. CT Scan confirmed mild disease. He was given REGCov2 on Day 5 of disease. Patient’s parameter improved with next 12 hours.
According to Dr. Pooja Khosla, Senior Consultant, Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, “Monoclonal antibody could prove to be a game changer in times to come if used at appropriate time. It can avoid hospitalization in high-risk group and progression to severe disease. It can help escaping or reducing the usage of steroids and immunomodulation which would further reduce the risk of fatal infections like Mucormycosis, secondary bacterial and viral infections like CMV.”
Dr. Pooja added, “This awareness about early identification of high risk category in our population and timely therapy with Monoclonal antibody as day care treatment may reduce the burden of cost on healthcare sector.”