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Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Treatment dropped

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently dropped the plasma therapy from COVID-19 treatment. The decision was taken as the procedure was found to be ineffective. Plasma Therapy In the therapy, the blood component called plasma from a COVID-19 recovered patient is injected into the COVID-19 infected patient. Plasma is a rich source of antibodies. ..

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Tarun Gogoi, Ex-Chief Minister of Assam passed away

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

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

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

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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