Monoclonal antibodies were previously used in the treatment of diseases such as Ebola, HIV
In yet another addition to the treatments attempted for management of covid-19 patients, several private and government hospitals are increasingly using monoclonal antibody cocktail therapy. The treatment, essentially a combination of antibodies, once used on former US President Donald Trump, was approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) in May. While Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh recently used this therapy on more than 10 people, Delhi’s Lok Nayak Hospital has also started the treatment, besides several private hospitals in the national capital, Mumbai and other states. Monoclonal antibodies were previously used in the treatment of diseases such as Ebola and HIV. The department of biotechnology is also supporting the development of monoclonal antibody against covid-19.