The new guideline additionally included two new therapies/medication — monoclonal antibody cocktail and Molnupiravir — for the asymptomatic however excessive threat sufferers and symptomatic sufferers with sure co-morbidities to forestall the illness from progressing in the direction of extreme an infection.
“Monoclonal antibody cocktail no doubt is very effective in preventing hospitalisation. We have used it on about 70 patients and found it more effective on the elderly with co-morbidities than younger patients with no co-morbidity,” mentioned pulmonologist Raja Dhar of CMRI.
Other medical doctors within the metropolis, who’ve been utilizing monoclonal antibody cocktail, additionally vouched for this cocktail remedy which is a mixture of two medication — casirimivab and imdevimab.
The well being division, too, had used about 300 vials of this on sufferers, together with about 40 at state-run ID&BG Hospital, and located it efficient. New protocol from the well being division nevertheless has a rider mentioning the cocktail not a lot efficient towards Omicron.
The guideline has specified distinct protocol for 3 classes of the contaminated — asymptomatic, symptomatic with sure co-morbidities and symptomatically contaminated sufferers with sure medical circumstances no matter co-morbid circumstances.
“We apprehend the number of patients needing treatment is going to shoot up. That is why the treatment and care protocol has been issued much in advance,” mentioned a senior well being official.
In addition to medicines, dosages and class of sufferers who ought to get these medicines, the protocol additionally prescribes the best way to categorise sufferers for every class, the best way to monitor them and mentions about purple flag warnings, type of oxygen remedy relying on sure markers, investigative exams and different therapies.