India Drops Plasma Therapy From Covid Mgmt Guidelines
The Times of India Hyderabad|May 18, 2021
‘It Offers No Benefit During Treatment’

New Delhi: The government on Monday revised the clinical guidance for Covid-19 treatment, dropping the off-label use of convalescent plasma as it was not found beneficial in reducing the progression to severe disease or death.

The development came following a meeting of the ICMR-National Task Force for Covid-19 last week wherein all members were in favour of removing the use of convalescent plasma from the guidelines citing its ineffectiveness.

An Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) official said the task force “revised” the Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult Covid-19 Patients and “dropped convalescent plasma (off label)”.

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