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Hospitals of Providence sees 1,000% increase in demand for infusion treatment to combat Covid-19

EL PASO, Texas-- With rising Covid-19 numbers the Hospitals of Providence looks to expand the monoclonal antibody infusion treatment to be available seven days a week, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.

The issue came up at city council meeting Monday, after District 1 Rep. Peter Svarzbein spoke on behalf of a constituent who had a breakthrough case of Covid-19.

Svarzbein said his constituent qualified for the blood-infusion treatment but did not receive an appointment until 18 days after the initial sign up.

Svarzbein said the treatment had to be administered within 9 days of a positive Covid test result.

The Hospitals of Providence is the only provider of the treatment in El Paso.

A spokesperson for the hospital group on Tuesday told ABC-7 that over the past 3 months, they have seen a more than 1,000% increase in patients requiring the treatment.

Providence said it was also working to expand capacity in order to double the amount of infusions per day.

She said that after 10 days of the onset of symptoms, treatment cannot be infused.

It requires a physician's order for the appointment to be made, walk-ins are not available.

The infusion is 30 minutes long, along with an hour of additional observation for any potential adverse reactions.

According to The Hospitals of Providence, the goal of treatment is to reduce severity of symptoms and the number of hospitalized patients.

Have you had a problem scheduling an appointment for an infusion? Send us an email at news@kvia.com.

Brianna Perez

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  1. Unfortunately for many, this treatment was among the ones” Trump asked to be looked into but was stopped by the demoKKKrats at every juncture. Now it’s too late for very many victims of the china disease.

    1. Democrats have nothing to do with medical treatment approval nor do Republicans. What are you? Some kind of idiot? The FDA and the CDC make drug and medical treatment approvals.

      1. Uh yes they do. Democrats have created roadblocks for every viable treatment out there and have publicly stated that certain populations of people should not get Any treatment. You’ve said that yourself you hateful, uninformed moron.

          1. It’s funny watching senile Joe say the end of quote while glued to his teleprompter. Everything senile Joe says is c.r.a.p.

      1. False. Hey nitwit Ivermectin is used in humans to get rid of parasites. Ivermectin works. Just ask Trump, Joe Rogan, Aaron Rodgers, and numerous Doctors issuing prescriptions for it.

        1. Ask Trump? I rest my case. You cannot cite any research paper done by a reputable agency or medical research group that would say ivermectin is a treatment for covid.

          1. Hey nitwit the burden of proof is on you. Post research it’s not. These are people that recovered from the covid including Trump. You lost the argument moron.

        1. Normally the nitwit brags about it. Likes he brags about buying a Tesla EV. He claimed last year he was fully vaccinated with the Moderna jab. He knows the Moderna has questionable side effects like blood clots. He’s chicken!

        2. I’ll bet if he was in the hospital ICU with covid19 he would be begging for the Ivermectin and even Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis treatments. The party line stuff goes out the window with hypocrite leftists.

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