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Maharashtra launches world’s largest plasma therapy trial for COVID-19

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on launched the world’s largest plasma therapy trials for COVID-19 – Project Platina – aimed at creating robust data for treating the disease for which no specific line of treatment exists. Plasma therapy, or Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) has proved to be useful in fighting other coronavirus diseases, such as...

Delhi to come up with plasma bank to save serious COVID-19 patients: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced setting up of a ‘plasma bank’ to save lives of serious COVID-19 patients in the national capital. Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said the bank will start working in the next two days, adding that the AAP government will encourage those who have recovered...

Kejriwal urges people to rise above communal divide, donate plasma for critical COVID-19 patients

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to all people, regardless of religion, who have recovered from the coronavirus disease to come forward and donate plasma for serious COVID-19 patients. Pointing out that blood plasma doesn’t differentiate between religion, Arvind Kejriwal said plasma of a Hindu person can save a Muslim patient and vice versa. “Come...

Ahmedabad’s SVP Hospital starts plasma therapy for treating COVID-19 cases

Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital has become the first hospital in Gujarat to start clinical trials for using convalescent plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients from Sunday. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved the use of convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of coronavirus positive patients. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)...