Plasma therapy is not helpful in Covid treatment: AIIMS Chief

The latest comments from AIIMS Chief are alarming at a time when there is a large-scale awareness campaign stating ‘Donate plasma, Save a Life’. The Delhi AIIMS clarified that the plasma therapy approach did not have a major impact on covid patients. This was revealed in the preliminary analysis of plasma treatment results conducted on Covid patients, said AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria.

To assess plasma treatment outcomes, research was conducted on two groups of 15 Covid patients. Of these two teams, one team was treated in the usual way and 15 others were given plasma treatment. Mr Guleria revealed in their preliminary analysis that the death rate was similar in both of these approaches. However, he said more research was needed.

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