Kochi, Apr 11: A four-drug mix for COVID-19 patients, who are at the initial stage of accompanying pneumonia is proving quite effective in saving their lives in a Kerala hospital and could even become an international model for treating the pandemic, doctors said here on Saturday.
COVID-19 patients surely require intense observation and prompt tests, but this pioneering treatment, based on a four-drug mix, is earning global recognition following a string of success stories at the Government Medical College (GMC), said doctors at the Healthcare Institution on the city’s outskirts. Citing an example, top physicians at the GMC recalled the case of British national Brian Lockwood who was admitted to the hospital last month.
The 57-year-old tourist was brought to GMC at Kalamassery on March 15 just ahead of boarding a flight to Dubai. A 17-day isolation at the hospital, where the patient was simultaneously provided world-class treatment, helped Brian recover from corona and reunite with his wife Jane Neil.
Giving details, Dr A Fathahudeen and Dr K Jacob of GMC pointed out that Brian had no signs of serious ailment when he was admitted to the hospital, having been brought from the International Airport at Nedumbassery. Dr Fathahudeen, who heads the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine wing at GMC, is the nodal officer for Corona. (UNI)