Ministry Does U-Turn On Plasma Therapy

The Hindu|April 29, 2020

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Ministry Does U-Turn On Plasma Therapy
Treatment not proven: Health official
Bindu Shajan Perappadan

Plasma therapy is not an approved treatment for COVID-19 and is only one of the several therapies being explored currently, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The therapy is still at an experimental stage and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) is currently studying its efficacy, it added.

“ICMR has not given any clearance for its use as a prescribed treatment and the misuse can have fatal outcome for the patients,” the Ministry said.


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April 29, 2020