BHOPAL: Doses of cocktail antibodies have not been utilised in many medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh as these colleges did not find eligible Covid patients with the decline in the number of Covid cases. Even in private hospitals, these doses have not been given to patients.
A cocktail antibody dose is given to mildly infected patients for protection from more severe conditions. It costs 60,000. This treatment uses a combination of Casirivimab and Imdevimab and is popularly called an ëantibody cocktailí.
In Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, a dose was given to a patient just three days ago, so, it will take 10 daysí time to assess and analyse the impact.
Initially, the doses were supplied to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, 15 days ago. But, so far, no dose has been administered as the doctors say they did not find any eligible patients for use of cocktail antibodies injections.
10 days to assess impact
"As COVID patients are not available, doses have not been utilised. We have given a dose just three days ago in GMC, Bhopal, it will take at least 10 days to analyse impact and others things." -Dr Simmi Dubey, HoD, medicine, GMC, Bhopal
Didnít find eligible patient
"We havenít started so far. The process is still on. Weíre fulfilling the formalties. The injections were supplied for trial in medical colleges, but, so far, we havenít started trials as we didnít find any eligible patient." -Dr Ritu Gupta, HoD, medicine, Medical College, Jabalpur
Havenít started the trials
"We havenít started trials. Just a month ago, a concept was floated in India for cocktail antibodies injections for treatment of Covid patients, but weíve never used such an injection." -Dr Ajit Saluja, medical superintendent , RKDF Hospital
Corona cases arenít coming
"We havenít used this cocktail dose on any patient. Now that corona cases arenít coming as they were earlier, thereís no question of use of such cocktail antibodies for treatment." -Dr Subodh Varseny.