Bangladesh doctors claim to have found effective drug combination to cure COVID-19 patients

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 17, 2020, 06.13 PM(IST)

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According to the research, a frequently used antiprotozoal medicine called Ivermectin in a single dose with Doxycycline, an antibiotic, yielded virtually the near-miraculous result in curing the patients with COVID-19.

A Bangladeshi medical team has claimed their research on the combination of two widely used drugs has yielded "astounding" results in curing the patients with acute symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

The global pandemic has claimed the lives of over 3,12,000 people across the world.

The claim by the Bangladeshi medical team comes amidst the desperate global attempts for a remedy to the deadly coronavirus.

Out of 60 COVID-19 patients, all recovered as the combination of the two drugs were applied, Professor Dr Md Tarek Alam, the head of medicine department at private Bangladesh Medical College Hospital (BMCH), claimed.

According to the research, a frequently used antiprotozoal medicine called Ivermectin in a single dose with Doxycycline, an antibiotic, yielded virtually the near-miraculous result in curing the patients with COVID-19.

Bangladesh has so far reported 20,995 coronavirus cases and 314 deaths.

The coronavirus, which broke out initially in China, has claimed the lives of 3,12,115 people while infected over 46,50,793, according to Johns Hopkins University.