GMCH to explore novel blood plasma therapy for COVID-19

The Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has obtained a go-ahead for taking a bold step to provide innovative treatment to patients suffering from COVID-19 disease.

Technically called “convalescent-plasma therapy,”, the treatment aim is to use the immune power gained by a recovered person to treat a sick person.

As per reports, Necessary installations are being put in place for the purpose. A meeting was also held on Sunday at the NHM office to discuss the preparations.

“So far, we haven’t received patients who would require plasma therapy. Cases were not that critical, like those in Delhi and Maharashtra. However, we need to prepare for it, because in community transmission stage, cases will shoot up and aged people and those with co-morbities will also be infected,” the official said.

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