plasma therapy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Tarun Gogoi, Ex-Chief Minister of Assam passed away

Published: November 23, 2020

On November 23, 2020, Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of Assam passed away due to post covid-19 complications. Mr Gogoi was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2020. He was then administered with the plasma therapy. The blood plasma therapy is a covid-19 treatment where the plasma of recovered covid-19 patient is injected into an active ..

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COVID-19: ICMR develops “Purified Antisera” as treatment

Published: October 2, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research along with Hyderabad based Biological E has developed “Purified Antisera”. The antiserum has been obtained from animals. This is to be used as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Highlights The new therapy works just like that of plasma therapy. But here the plasma is obtained from animals. Antiserum ..

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Punjab to Provide Plasma to the Private Hospitals

Published: July 27, 2020

The Punjab Government has decided to provide plasma to private hospitals as well from its plasma bank at a cost of Rs 20000 per unit. It is part of the ‘Mission Fateh’ being carried out in Punjab in order to combat the deadly COVID 19 infection in the state. Since the inception of the government ..

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Second National-Level Plasma Bank Inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

Published: July 23, 2020

The second national-level plasma bank was opened in Tamil Nadu with an estimated cost of Rs 2.34 crores and it has been inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu government on July 23. It is the second facility after the first one in New Delhi. Background Tamil Nadu started conducting plasma therapy method on a trial basis ..

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COVID Plasma Bank Opened in Odisha

Published: July 16, 2020

Odisha government has inaugurated its first-ever plasma bank in order to treat the COVID 19 patients in the state. The plasma bank has been opened at SCB Medical College in Cuttack. With this, Odisha becomes the third state in the country after Delhi and Maharashtra to start a plasma bank to treat the COVID 19 ..

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