A medic administers the first dose of the Covaxin vaccine to a frontline worker, during a COVID-19 inoculation drive, at Sanjeevan Hospital in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.
(Representative Photo)
A medic administers the first dose of the Covaxin vaccine to a frontline worker, during a COVID-19 inoculation drive, at Sanjeevan Hospital in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (Representative Photo)
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BHOPAL: More than two dozen patients from Gwalior can benefit from the same medication that was given to US former president Donald Trump. As many as 50 vials of the dose reached Jayarogya Hospital in Gwalior on Thursday.

Superintendent of the Jayarogya Hospital Dr RKS Dhakad said that it was an experimental therapy and no claims related to recovery have been made for this medication. He admitted that it was used for Trump when he suffered Covid.

"We have received the doses along with medical guidelines. A five-member team of Clinical Research Taskforce will identify the patients to administer this dose," said Dr Dhakad.

He clarified that this medication was not for seriously ill patients. It is meant only for patients with mild symptoms and those who have comorbidities related with liver and kidney. This medicine (injection) has been prescribed only for people above 12 years of age and weighing more than 40 kgs.

The medicine is termed as antibody cocktail - a mixture of 1200 mg of two different medicines. 600 mg of Kesirimivimab and same quantity of Imdevimab have been mixed to make the final product.

Dr Dhakad said that this medicine had failed in its first clinical trial in America but later certain other molecules were added to make it more effective but still it is in trial period.

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