Eleven requests for monoclonal antibodies have been approved by the relevant scientific committee since Friday, when their distribution platform opened. The first six patients have received their treatment, said the Secretary General of Health Services of the Ministry of Health Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, on the television station OPEN. These are two patients from Sotiria Hospital, two from the University of Larissa and two from the hospital of Lamia.
Our country had ordered 2,000 doses of drugs with monoclonal antibodies. They are available in ten hospitals and are available to all patients who are Covid-19 positive and belong to certain vulnerable, high-risk groups who are more likely to become seriously ill. Their doctor can enter the electronic platform of IDIKA, request the administration of the monoclonal antibody, the hospital will call the patient and the injection will be made, in a short time, within a day or two. As Mr. Kotsiopoulos said, “what we would like to see in the coming days are more requests from the doctors who have these vulnerable groups. Doctors should be informed more. They can easily make the application and we as the Ministry of Health have the opportunity to give increased doses to the population “.
The Secretary-General explained that monoclonal drugs are given to adults and children over the age of 12, who belong to the following vulnerable groups:
Patients who have had a solid organ or hematopoietic cell transplant.
People who are on a waiting list for an organ transplant, Kidney ́ insufficiency.
Patients undergoing dialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
Cancer patients in treatment (chemotherapy – radiation etc).
Patients with immunodeficiency.
So these people are aware of their disease and should contact their doctor, in case they have been tested by PCR and have tested positive for coronavirus.
The doctor can immediately request the administration of monoclonal drugs.
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