Plasma therapy has been seen holding huge importance in treating the corona virus. At the time of viruses like Ebola and Spanish flu, plasma therapy helped much in treating people. So, in order to treat and recover more and more people from this dreadful virus, the plasma bank has been planned to be opened in national capital by Delhi Government and will be in operation in next two days.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that, “The 'Plasma Bank' will start operation in the next two days. I appeal to COVID-19 recovered patients to donate their plasma”. CM also added that the therapy has shown good initial results. In the treatment, COVID-19 patient’s plasma is transfused by the recovered patient from COVID-19. The treatment helps in increasing the number of antibodies in the blood of infected patient as the recovered patient was rich in number of antibodies against the virus. However, Union Health Ministry said that plasma therapy is in experimental stage as it holds the power to be life threatening as well.
After getting approval from ICMR, six positive patients were treated by plasma therapy in Delhi’s LNJP Hospital. Max hospital and LNJP Hospital are treating corona affected patients with plasma therapy after getting the approval. Delhi’s Health Minister, Satyendra Jain also went through the plasma therapy in Max Hospital where he was treated for COVID-19. Delhi Government is also doing door to door screening and tests and seeks the aim of testing every house in Delhi by July 6 and every house in containment zone will be tested by July 30.