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Punjab to go for plasma therapy of Covid-positive police officer

Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) In the first treatment of its kind in the state, the Punjab government is supporting the medical team of S.P.S. Hospital in Ludhiana that has decided to go for plasma therapy of Assistant Commissioner of Police Anil Kohli, who was diagnosed coronavirus positive.

This was announced by an official spokesperson after the video conference at which Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the state.

The family of the police officer, who is admitted in Ludhiana’s Apollo hospital, has given permission for the therapy, for which the state is coordinating with potential plasma donors.

The latest technology will be used in the therapy, which is being arranged by the state’s health advisor and former PGI-Chandigarh Director K.K. Talwar.

On Talwar’s request, former Head of PGI’s Department, Blood Transfusion Department Neelam Marwaha has agreed to guide the efforts for plasma therapy, said the spokesperson.

Three persons who had come in contact with Kohli have also tested positive.

They have been identified as his wife, Palak Kohli and personal staff Prabhjot Singh and Arshpreet Grewal.

–IANS

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