DHAKA: A team of Bangladeshi physicians claimed unprecedented success in treating COVID-19 patients by 3-4 days.
According to them, they found the success by exerting two old medicines together on 60 coronavirus positive patients. Around 50% of corona symptoms have been disappeared by three days and the patients have become corona negative on the fourth day, they claimed.
Disease of the chest specialist Professor Dr Tareque Alam and one of his assistant doctors of the country’s first private medical college ‘Bangladesh Medical College’ have got this success following an experiment of around one-and-a-half months.
Dr Alam told media that they got the success by using single dose of antiprotozoal drug Ivermectin with antibiotic doxycycline.
Dr Tareque Alam said, “We have also become dazed with the outcome of this combination. We could have saved many lives if we could start our experiment several days ago.”
He further said, "The medicines also used during SARS pandemic. Now, I am quite sure of the success of these two medicines comparing other two traditional drugs hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir."
BDST: 2003 HRS, MAY 16, 2020