May 17, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The decision comes a day after members of ICMR's National Task Force said they were not in favour of continuing the plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients due to its ineffectiveness and inappropriate use in several cases.
- May 17, 2021 05:22 PM IST
One of India's top vaccine experts Dr Gagandeep Kang spoke to Moneycontrol's Chandra R Srikanth on the Government's vaccination roadmap, why there should be central procurement, if it is advisable to take the second dose of Covishield after 12 weeks and why plasma therapy should be dropped. She also spoke about when the second wave of Coronavirus began to taper in India.
- May 15, 2021 09:56 PM IST
In the plasma therapy, antibodies from the blood of a patient who has recovered from COVID-19 are used to treat serious patients.
- May 11, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Raising concerns that plasma therapy may even turn counter-productive and catalyse the development of more virulent strains, the letter addressed to Principal Scientific Advisor Dr Vijay Raghavan stated: “This raises the possibility of more virulent strains developing due to irrational use of plasma therapy which can fuel the pandemic.”
- May 03, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Delhi is among 10 states that account for 73.78 per cent of the new 3,68,147 COVID-19 cases registered in a day, according to the Health Ministry. It reported 20,394 new cases, 407 deaths in the past 24 hours.
- Oct 23, 2020 12:10 PM IST
The United States and India have authorised convalescent plasma for emergency use. Other countries, including Britain, are collecting donated plasma so that it could be widely rolled out if shown to be effective
- Sep 10, 2020 04:01 PM IST
A trial was earlier conducted by the ICMR across 39 hospitals in the country to find out if plasma therapy COVID-19 fatality or slows the progression of the disease.
- Aug 24, 2020 09:27 PM IST
US FDA has approved the use of blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients as a treatment against the disease that has killed over 176,000 in the US
- Aug 06, 2020 10:38 PM IST
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on August 6 that no clear mortality benefit of convalescent plasma therapy was seen during a trial conducted among 30 COVID-19 patients
- Jul 08, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Uber has launched multiple initiatives to support the government and communities across the country.
- Jul 06, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said that there has been a spike in demand for plasma over the past 4-5 days, after the opening of a plasma bank in Delhi.
- Jun 29, 2020 09:42 PM IST
While making the statement, Singhvi recounted how Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain survived a severe COVID-19 infection because of plasma therapy.
- Jun 19, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The report, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Thursday, assessed the seven days following transfusion for hospitalised patients between April 3 and June 11 who were deemed at risk of progressing to a severe or life-threatening condition.
- Jun 13, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Thousands of coronavirus patients in hospitals around the world have been treated with so-called convalescent plasma — including more than 20,000 in the US — with little solid evidence so far that it makes a difference. One recent study from China was unclear while another from New York offered a hint of benefit.
- May 23, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Plasma therapy is being used on experimental basis to treat serious cases of COVID-19 in India and other countries. Taking advantage of the hype surrounding it, fraudsters are offering to sell plasma (a component of blood) of recovered patients, which is supposed to contain antibodies for the virus, as a "miracle cure" on Dark Net, said Yashasvi Yadav, Special Inspector General of Police, Maharashtra Cyber.
- May 16, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The purpose of the clinical trials is to understand the efficacy of blood plasma of a recovered COVID-19 patient in the treatment of others suffering from the disease, official said.
- May 13, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The science and technology ministry has reportedly earmarked 42 existing drugs, narrowed down from a list of at least 2,100 approved drugs, for repurposing.
- May 11, 2020 06:26 PM IST
SMS medical team members to submit data to ICMR once they complete plasma therapy on 20 patients.
- May 09, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Since he had high blood pressure and diabetes, he was under the continuous observation of doctors in the isolation ward, KGMU Vice Chancellor Bhatt said.
- May 01, 2020 12:58 PM IST
The announcement came days after the centre said that plasma therapy for treatment of coronavirus patients is at an experimental stage and it has the potential to cause life-threatening complications.
- Apr 25, 2020 04:30 PM IST
According to officials, patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have been appealed to come forward as donors, as anti-bodies of cured patients will be used to treat critically ill under this therapy.
- Apr 24, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said more clinical trials of plasma therapy will take place over the next two-three days, and his government will seek the Centre's nod next week for using the technique on all seriously ill COVID-19 patients in the city.
- Apr 21, 2020 03:02 PM IST
The 49-year-old, who is still undergoing treatment at Max Hospital, has been taken off ventilator support.
- Apr 17, 2020 08:29 PM IST
Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra does a 3 point analysis of the plasma therapy that is being looked at as a beacon of hope.
- Apr 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Kerala is set to become the first state in the country to commence the therapy to treat those critically-ill on a trial basis. The ICMR is learnt to have given its nod to the state government for the first of its kind project, initiated by the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), a top official had said.