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Antibody Cocktail Therapy in Kolkata

Narayan Memorial Hospital on Saturday announced that they have successfully implemented ‘Antibody Cocktail therapy’ on two of its patients. The patients are keeping well and are without any further complications. Casiririvimab and Imdevimab are indicated for restricted emergency use for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in patients who are at high risk of severe Covid 19. NMH is partnering with Cipla Limited in addressing patient need and look towards leveraging this innovative treatment for the people of Kolkata .

Speaking on the occasion Suparna Sengupta, CEO, Narayan Memorial Hospital said, “We are now at par with other cities in India to provide broader, equitable access to this innovative treatment. We are thankful to Cipla in bringing it to Kolkata and Narayan Memorial Hospital, the youngest but dedicated Hospital towards serving patients in the ablest manner possible.” She further added, “We are optimistic that the availability of Antibody Cocktail (Casirivimab and Imdevimab) in India can help in minimizing hospitalisation, ease the burden on healthcare systems and play a key role in treatment of high-risk patients before their condition worsens”.

Dr. Subhrojyoti Bhowmick, Clinical Trial Expert said “The antibody cocktail is to be administered for the treatment of mild to moderate Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in adults and paediatric patients (12 years of age or older, weighing at least 40 kg) who are confirmed to be infected with SARS-COV2 and who are at high risk of developing severe Covid-19 disease and do not require oxygen. It has been shown to help these high-risk patients before their condition worsens, reducing the risk of hospitalisation and fatality by 70% and shortening the duration of symptoms by four days.”

 

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