AIIMS to assess effect of radiation therapy on Covid-19 pati
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The AIIMS is conducting a pilot study to assess the effect of low dose radiation therapy in alleviating symptoms of pneumonia in coronavirus-infected patients.

Dr D N Sharma, head of the Radiation Oncology department at AIIMS and the principal investigator of the research project, said two Covid-19 patients who were on oxygen support were given the therapy last Saturday [13 June] and their condition has improved since then.

“Both the patients, aged above 50, who are admitted at the National Cancer Institute, AIIMS, Jhajjar Centre are off the oxygen support now,” Dr Sharma said.

“Radiation therapy usually is given in high doses for cancer treatment but in this case we are giving a safe low dose of radiation at 70 cGy in one sitting to the patient,” he elaborated.

The entire treatment takes around 15 to 20 minutes and has no side-effects.

According to Sharma, this treatment mode was used till 1940s for treating pneumonia when there were no antibiotics. “Similar studies are being conducted in the US, Spain and Italy also,” Sharma said.

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/aiims-conducts-pilot-study-to-assess-effect-of-radiation-therapy-on-covid-19-patients/story-Pxw8a1VSXhk7i4K2CbVDoK.html
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But how can there be no side effects.??
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Will be there.But life continues
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