Mangaluru: There was a critically ill COVID positive patient in ICU on a ventilator. Seeing him sinking, his treating doctor, the in charge of the corona ICU unit, contacted his teacher and professor from AJ Medical College, Dr. Devan asking for advice. Dr. Devan advised to give zinc 150 milligrams through Ryles tube and inform confidently, that by the fourth day the patient will recover. The patient's oxygen saturation had dropped to nearly 50% implying major lung destruction. Miraculously by the second day, the patient started improving and by the fourth day his Oxygen saturation became normal by the fifth day he was removed from the ventilator, and from the sixth day, yesterday, he was shifted to the ward.
Based on the knowledge about zinc and based on the earlier interviews he had conducted, Professor Devan says that the virus enters the body by using ace receptors and uses the protein replicase to multiply in the human body. Patients die because of the cytokines storm that destroys the lungs All of this is blocked by zinc and in the presence of adequate zinc in the body the virus cannot multiply because the replication protein is blocked, which is when the body's immune mechanism will kick in to clear the virus and the body's repair mechanism will start repairing the damage done.
Prof Devan had a live tv interview with Dr. Faisal, discussing the details of the case for the benefit of all. In the interview Prof Devan highlighted the need to advocate daily 50 mg of zinc as a preventive measure, based on the contemporary available literature, which he stressed, one's physician will prescribe.
Dr. Devan is an eminent panelist in the NewsKarnataka's 'Media Conference on COVID 19' video series hosted by Mr. Lal Goel, Chairman, Organ Donation India Foundation along with other top personalities and experts from various fields and organisations across the globe.
Watch the episode here
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