MW drug - a possible boon for Jawaharpur Sarpanch
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He was in COVID ICU, PGIMER for 9 days.


Hotspot Jawaharpur of Mohali, Sarpanch Malkeet Singh, the first one to have found Positive for Coronavirus on 4th April 2020. 24 days of Hospitalization and 9 days of ICU care, finally he came out hale and hearty on 28th April 2020. He fought for his life as his lungs started deteriorating because of CORONAVIRUS. He is also one of those patients who have been induced with Mycobacterium W Drug after which he started recovering.

Mycobacterium W-is not a Vaccine

“The Mw is not a vaccine for COVID-19. It is an adjunctive immunomodulatory treatment (in addition to standard care) for patients with sepsis. Mw is one of the drugs that is going to be evaluated in COVID-19 patients, like many other treatments (remdesivir, tocilizumab, and others) that are being tried in this disease,” said Dr. GD Puri of PGIMER.

“Yes, this Mw drug did help serious patients to recover but saying this that they recovered only because of Mw, would be too soon to announce. We need to evaluate good number of patients to announce such success for a drug which is already have been in the line of treatment for many other co-morbidities, ” said Dr. Puri who is heading COVID ICU as well.

Malkeet Singh, 43, who was the first person to get infected with the disease in Jawaharpur, was discharged from PGI, Chandigarh on Tuesday and has been quarantined at the district-level quarantine centre in sector 70 in Mohali. His daughter Amanpreet Kaur (17) was also discharged from ‘COVID Care Center’ set up at Gian Sagar Hospital near Banur and will be kept at the above centre for 14 days while the third recovered patient Abdul Aziz (28) was sent home. A total of 17 patients belonging to village Jawaharpur have recovered so far. All the remaining patients are undergoing treatment at Gian Sagar Hospital and their condition is stable.

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By Taruni Gandhi

Taruni Gandhi is an ace writer and journalist with over a decade experience in covering health, social issues. She can be contacted at [email protected].

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