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Hydroxychloroquine is not a treatment for everyone as it can have cardiac toxicity: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria (Courtesy:- ANI)

Delhi AIIMS (All India Institutes of Medical sciences) Director Randeep Guleria said Hydroxychloroquine is not a treatment for everyone as it can have cardiac toxicity.

This statement by AIIMS director came after multiple reports claiming that Hydroxychloroquine may effective in treating coronavirus infected patients.

In a Interview with ANI, Dr. Randeep Guleria said, “Some lab data show that hydroxychloroquine may have some effects in COVID-19. But the data are not that strong. Experts at ICMR felt that it may be helpful in close contacts of COVID-19 patients & healthcare workers taking care of the patients”.

He further added: Hydroxychloroquine is not a treatment for everyone. It can have cardiac toxicity leading to irregular heart beat. Like any other drug, this also has side effects. It can do more harm than good for general public.

Dr. Randeep Guleria believes that Plasma therapy can work more precisely in Covid-19 cases. He also explains how plasma therapy works in the treatment of Covid-19 cases.

He explains how plasma therapy works, “If a person recovers from Covid-19 infection and he recovers because his body produces Anti Body. These Anti Body than stays in the blood even after person recovers.

Plasma from blood of a person who recovered from COVID-19 is taken & then plasma’s anti-bodies can be transfused into another patients suffering from Covid-19. When we give these Plasma to a infected patients than these Anti Body will boost the immune system of infected person to fight against Covid-19.”

Some reports claims that these therapy may be useful in Covid-19, if this therapy will useful than we will use this therapy in larger number of people: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria.

He also busted the most common myths of having pets at home, He said, “There is no data to suggest that pets can spread COVID-19. The spread of COVID-19 is mainly from human to human. Chances of its spread from pets to humans is very very unlikely. So having pets at home is safe.”

Aditya Raj
Writer & Co-founder of InfotOnline.

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