Madhya Pradesh: Corona patients in Gwalior to experiment dose administered to former US President Donald Trump

Superintendent of the Jaya Arogya 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.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 05:10 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): More than two dozen patients from Gwalior can benefit from the same medication that was given to former US President Donald Trump. As many as 50 vials of the dose reached Jaya Arogya Hospital in Gwalior on Thursday.

Superintendent of the Jaya Arogya 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. The 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 co-morbidities 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 Casirimivimab and same amount of Imdevimab has 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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