Bureau report

Patna: – Amidst a surge in coronavirus cases, a doctor in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bihar’s capital Patna has started an initiative called ‘D-LAMP’.

Anil Kumar, the Deputy Medical Superintendent of the AIIMS Patna, has claimed that through his initiative, over 6,000 people have managed to get rid of COVID-19 infection without even visiting the hospital.

While talking to news agency IANS, the Telemedicine Coordinator of AIIMS Patna said that he receives a number of calls, mostly from Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, daily about COVID-19 infection.

Kumar further explained the concept of ‘D-LAMP’. Here are the broad points:

At a time when there is a lack of oxygen and beds in hospitals, a person infected with the dreaded virus should begin taking medicines on the basis of the ‘D-LAMP’ concept immediately.

D-LAMP’ is actually an acronym where ‘D’ stands for Dexamethasone, ‘L’ for Low molecular weight heparin injection or Apixaban tablet, ‘A’ for Azithromycin tablet, ‘M’ for Montelukast and Levocetirizine and ‘P’ for Paracetamol. With the help of these medicines, COVID-19 infection can be cured within a few days.
Following the ‘M3 PHC’, which means “I will do primary health care”, is a must whether one has been infected with COVID-19 or not.

M3 means mask, multivitamin and mouth gargle. ‘P’ means that if one sleeps more on one’s stomach, it is unquestionable that the amount of oxygen can be kept right. ‘H’ means Handwash and ‘C’ means Chest Physiotherapy.

As per Kumar, chest physiotherapy can be done by blowing a conch shell or inflating a balloon, or by chest spirometry.
The doctor further said Remdesivir injection could help those patients who usually take 15 days to recover from the infection. However, it is not a panacea for COVID-19, said Kumar.

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