Rims adopts new treatment protocol as per ICMR and AIIMS guidelines | Ranchi News

Ranchi: Acting on the guidelines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), doctors at the state’s only tertiary care centre for Covid-19, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (Rims), have started administering Doxycycline Ivermectine to all the Covid patients and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on a case-by-case basis.
The head of medicine department at Rims, Dr J K Mitra, said, “As per the new treatment protocol issued by ICMR, we are giving Ivermectine to the symptomatic as well as the asymptomatic patients. When it comes to HCQ, we are administering it with caution on asymptomatic cases, on infected persons with cardiac ailments and on patients above the age of 50 since such patients are experiencing side-effects.”
He added, “Patients in their 50s and those with cardiac ailments complained of change in their cardiac rhythm when HCQ was used on them. We have reduced the usage of HCQ on such patients. We are focusing on administering a combination of immunity boosting drugs, along with HCQ and Ivermectine, on such patients.”
Dr Mitra further said, “Asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms are on a different kind of medication. We are giving them immunity boosting drugs like Vitamin C, D and B capsules and zinc capsules. But if we get an infected patient with pneumonia and other respiratory diseases, we run a completely different regime for them, which includes using Ivermectine and other drugs, to make sure they do not experience any side effects.”
“The side effects experienced by some Covid-19 patients across the globe upon using HCQ resulted in the change of ICMR’s clinical protocol,” claimed Dr Mitra.
Quoting a study conducted by Australian doctors at the Royal Melbourne Hospital on the effectiveness of Ivermectine in fighting the deadly virus, Dr Nishit Ekka, a member of the Covid-19 task force at Rims, said, “The study by the Australian doctors claims that Ivermectine reduces the viral load in a Covid patient rapidly and is more effective than the other drugs.”

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