Delhi's Sir Gangaram Hospital started monoclonal antibody cocktail therapy on Tuesday, said Dr DS Rana, hospital's Chairman. He said that the cost for one dose will be Rs 59,750.
The hospital is administering a combination of casirivimab and imdevimab to consenting patients with mild and moderate COVID-19 symptoms at high risk of developing serious illness, it added.
The MRP of one MAC dose for a patient is Rs 59,750, the statement said.
According to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), selection of patients will entail that they have Covid positive test report, mild to moderate Covid disease, are in the age group of 12 and above and weighing at least 40 kg, and are at high risk of COVID-19.
Dr DS Rana, Chairman (BOM), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said, "As per the claims of the company Roche/ Cipla, we hope MAC will be a major factor in the fight against COVID-19 to prevent disease from progressing to further severity."