Thailand Doctors Invent New Medicine For Treatment Of Coronavirus

Henrietta Brewer
February 4, 2020

Thailand doctors have invented a new medicines for treatment of Coronavirus with a combination of medicines used in HIV and flu treatments. "From testing positive for 10 days under our care, after applying this combination of medicine the test result became negative within 48 hours", Dr. Kriangska Atipornwanich, a lung specialist at Rajavithi, told reporters.

The Thai doctors treating the patients combined oseltamivir, an anti-flu drug, with lopinavir and ritonavir, which are anti-virals given to HIV patients. Thailand's health ministry said it was now waiting to receive the results to prove the findings. 17205 of these infected people are only in China.

According to a statement issued by Thailand's health ministry, a woman of Chinese origin, admitted to a hospital in Bangkok has shown surprising improvement and recovery rate after the doctors attending to her case administered a mix of medicines, largely anti-viral drugs mainly used to treat infections like the Flu and the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).

17388 people all over the world have been infected and 362 people have lost their lives due to Coronavirus.

Saying that the results look good, however, the doctor notes that they need to do more to make it the standard treatment. In India, two people in Kerala who travelled back to the country from China have so far tested positive for the virus and are undergoing quarantine and getting necessary treatment for the same. "From being exhausted before, [the patient] could sit up in bed 12 hours later", AFP reported.

Chinese health officials have already been administering the HIV and flu drugs to fight the coronavirus.

"We have been following global practices, but the doctor increased the dosage of one of the drugs", said Somsak Akkslim, director-general of the Medical Services Department, referring to the flu medicine Oseltamivir.

There are 19 positive cases for the Wuhan coronavirus in Thailand, second only to Japan, with 20 cases, for the highest number of patients outside of China. 8 of these patients have been cured in 14 days and sent to their homes.

So far eight of the patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals.

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