Plasma Therapy

Jury still out on plasma therapy in Karnataka

The Centre’s move to drop convalescent plasma therapy from the list of treatment procedures for the management of Covid- 19, has evoked mixed views among experts in Karnataka.

published on : 19th May 2021

Top medical experts welcome move to remove plasma therapy from COVID-19 treatment protocol

With an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, there has been an unprecedented spur in the demand for plasma which many experts believe to have done more harm than good.

published on : 18th May 2021

'Irrational and non-scientific': Centre drops plasma therapy as suggested treatment for COVID-19 patients in India

It has often led kin of serious Covid patients to scramble for plasma in the hope of saving the sick in absence of any definitive treatment for the disease.

published on : 18th May 2021

COVID-19: Experts caution against 'irrational and non-scientific use' of convalescent plasma

The public health professionals said the current evidence on plasma therapy in COVID-19 and the Indian Council of Medical Research guidelines are not based on the existing evidence.

published on : 11th May 2021

Turn to plasma treatment during desperate times?

In the wake of the second wave of Covid-19, many awareness campaigns seeking donation of oxygen tanks, bed facilities and Remdesivir injections have flooded the social media.

published on : 6th May 2021

COVID-19: Plasma men of Rayagada on mission to save precious lives 

With an antibody count of 47, the doctors gave the thumbs up to Ramesh, who works with a private company. 

published on : 4th May 2021

DYFI to organise plasma, blood donation camps to support govt

The DYFI will also organise widespread campaigning to facilitate plasma donation. 

published on : 27th April 2021

INTERVIEW | Pandemic will end up as an endemic, says immunologist Dr Dipyaman Ganguly

The most important lacunae are how the new variants will affect the course of the pandemic, says Dr Ganguly, who is the principal scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (Kolkata).

published on : 21st April 2021

As Covid cases mount, Karnataka grapples with plasma shortage

With Karnataka grappling with a persistent surge in cases and fatalities amid the ongoing second wave, the demand for plasma has hit a new high.

published on : 17th April 2021

Plasma therapy to play role in second wave: Doc  

Treatment recommenced due to spike in cases over last few days 

published on : 22nd March 2021