Canindia News

Success of plasma therapy will help in saving lives: Delhi Health Minister

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A day after a hospital here said that plasma therapy has shown positive results on a critical COVID-19 patient, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said the success of the treatment can save a lot of lives.

“It is a good sign (that the therapy had positive results on a critical patient). The success of the plasma therapy will help in saving a lot of lives in Delhi,” Jain said.

The Max Hospital in Saket here had administered plasma therapy on a critical coronavirus patient, with the treatment showing positive results and the patient was taken off ventilator support, the hospital said on Monday.

The 49-year-old man was the first patient who was administered plasma therapy at the hospital.

In convalescent plasma therapy, the antibodies of a person who has recovered from the virus are taken and transfused into a sick person (having the virus) to help boost the person’s immune system.

Jain also said that the number of cases doubled from 1,000 to 2,000 in eight days in the city, adding the authorities are keeping a close watch on the doubling rate of the cases.

Delhi has so far reported 47 deaths and more than 2,150 coronavirus cases.

–IANS

nks/kr

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN

Dua Lipa set to bring virtual ‘Studio 2054’ gig to India

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

#Justice4Nikita trends as Bollywood comes together for ‘Love Jihad’ victim Nikita Tomar

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Kapil Dev: India cricket legend stable after heart surgery

CIEDITOR

Indian composer Atif Afzal set to make music for BBC project

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Eros Now issues apology for Navratri posters as #BoycottErosNow trends on Twitter

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Punjab to resume normal OPD services from Oct 19

Crops on 67,864 hectares of land damaged due to rains in Andhra

India’s merchandise exports rise by 6% in September

Aamir Khan on Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb: Wish it was releasing in theatres

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Stay up to date with the latest news and exclusive offers directly in your inbox