Dow University decides to take practical measures and pioneered to establish Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory which assures safety net to researchers who work with microorganisms that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease and may be dangerous to the environment. This first testing facility is a source of satisfaction to thousands of people.
Dow university established biosafety level-3. At present Dow University has increased its corona testing/screening capabilities and with its limited resources and manpower, has acquired a capacity of 1,000 tests per day. The Dow University’s coronavirus treating initiative which started with ten patients has gradually expanded to accommodate 64 patients.
Ignoring the routine patients can also result in deteriorating their condition as well as unethical. Considering this free telemedicine clinic was started which offers its services six hours a day from Monday to Saturday. Patients from Gynae, Medicine, Surgery, and Psychiatry avail free consultations and prescriptions from specialists.
Dow University as the leading health science institute of Pakistan not only focused on treatment but simultaneously on research. This research endeavor is not only on globally prescribed treatment but also on finding innovative treatment.
The Dow University as a matter of pride developed the world’s first immunoglobulin (IVIG) injection for the treatment of Corona. The credit for the development of this injection goes to Professor Shaukat Ali and his team of biotechnology. This method has already been extensively employed worldwide for the treatment of SARS, MERS, and Ebola.
It is a type of passive immunization and instead of using whole plasma, only antibodies are taken for the treatment. The treatment method is safe and effective which is approved by the Federal Drug Agency FDA of Unites States.
The National Bio-Ethics Committee and the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) have also approved its clinical trials, to be performed by the research team.
Thus, Dow University is at the forefront of the war against deadly coronavirus through research and development, and treatment. The determination is to fight the deadly virus until the final victory.