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  • Plasma therapy dropped from clinical management guidelines for COVID-19 patients May 17, 2021 10:24 PM IST

    Plasma therapy dropped from clinical management guidelines for COVID-19 patients

    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.

  • Dr Gagandeep Kang on Covishield 2nd dose & why plasma therapy isn’t good May 17, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Dr Gagandeep Kang on Covishield 2nd dose & why plasma therapy isn’t good

    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.

  • Plasma therapy not effective, likely to be dropped from clinical management guidelines on COVID-19 May 15, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    Plasma therapy not effective, likely to be dropped from clinical management guidelines on COVID-19

    In the plasma therapy, antibodies from the blood of a patient who has recovered from COVID-19 are used to treat serious patients.

  • COVID-19 | More virulent strains may develop due to irrational use of plasma therapy, warn experts May 11, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    COVID-19 | More virulent strains may develop due to irrational use of plasma therapy, warn experts

    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.”

  • COVID 19 Resources: How to find hospital beds, plasma and make vaccine registration in Delhi May 03, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    COVID 19 Resources: How to find hospital beds, plasma and make vaccine registration in Delhi

    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.

  • Blood of recovered COVID-19 patients shows little benefit as treatment Oct 23, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Blood of recovered COVID-19 patients shows little benefit as treatment

    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

  • Coronavirus India | Delhi bats for plasma therapy despite ICMR downplaying its efficacy as COVID-19 cure Sep 10, 2020 04:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | Delhi bats for plasma therapy despite ICMR downplaying its efficacy as COVID-19 cure

    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.

  • Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Delhi after Trump says US will use plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 Aug 24, 2020 09:27 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Delhi after Trump says US will use plasma therapy to treat COVID-19

    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

  • Coronavirus India | Plasma therapy does not reduce mortality risk in COVID-19 patients: AIIMS study Aug 06, 2020 10:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | Plasma therapy does not reduce mortality risk in COVID-19 patients: AIIMS study

    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

  • Uber supports Delhi govt, provides donors free transport to India's first plasma bank Jul 08, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Uber supports Delhi govt, provides donors free transport to India's first plasma bank

    Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Uber has launched multiple initiatives to support the government and communities across the country.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges hospitals to encourage recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma Jul 06, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges hospitals to encourage recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma

    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.

  • COVID-19 positive Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi pledges to donate plasma Jun 29, 2020 09:42 PM IST

    COVID-19 positive Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi pledges to donate plasma

    While making the statement, Singhvi recounted how Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain survived a severe COVID-19 infection because of plasma therapy.

  • Blood plasma from recovered patients safe for COVID-19 treatment: Study Jun 19, 2020 04:31 PM IST

    Blood plasma from recovered patients safe for COVID-19 treatment: Study

    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.

  • Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus Jun 13, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus

    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.

  • Fraudsters offering blood plasma as COVID-19 cure on Dark Net May 23, 2020 07:35 PM IST

    Fraudsters offering blood plasma as COVID-19 cure on Dark Net

    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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Clinical trial of plasma therapy to begin in Kolkata May 16, 2020 04:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Clinical trial of plasma therapy to begin in Kolkata

    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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: From plasma therapy to Favipiravir, here's a list of treatments and antidotes for COVID-19 so far May 13, 2020 07:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: From plasma therapy to Favipiravir, here's a list of treatments and antidotes for COVID-19 so far

    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.

  • COVID-19 treatment: Jaipur's SMS Medical College says plasma therapy shows promise May 11, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    COVID-19 treatment: Jaipur's SMS Medical College says plasma therapy shows promise

    SMS medical team members to submit data to ICMR once they complete plasma therapy on 20 patients.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | First patient to receive plasma therapy in Uttar Pradesh dies of heart attack May 09, 2020 07:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | First patient to receive plasma therapy in Uttar Pradesh dies of heart attack

    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.

  • COVID-19: Won't stop clinical trials of plasma therapy as initial results are good, says Kejriwal May 01, 2020 12:58 PM IST

    COVID-19: Won't stop clinical trials of plasma therapy as initial results are good, says Kejriwal

    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.

  • Plasma therapy trials for coronavirus patients begin in Karnataka Apr 25, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Plasma therapy trials for coronavirus patients begin in Karnataka

    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.

  • Initial results of plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients ‘very encouraging': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Apr 24, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Initial results of plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients ‘very encouraging': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Plasma therapy comes to the rescue of a Delhi-based COVID-19 patient Apr 21, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Plasma therapy comes to the rescue of a Delhi-based COVID-19 patient

    The 49-year-old, who is still undergoing treatment at Max Hospital, has been taken off ventilator support.

  • 3 Point Analysis | Why is plasma therapy a beacon of hope in finding COVID-19 cure? Apr 17, 2020 08:29 PM IST

    3 Point Analysis | Why is plasma therapy a beacon of hope in finding COVID-19 cure?

    Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra does a 3 point analysis of the plasma therapy that is being looked at as a beacon of hope.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India in final stages of framing protocols for clinical trial of plasma therapy, says ICMR Apr 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India in final stages of framing protocols for clinical trial of plasma therapy, says ICMR

    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.

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