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Should Plasma Therapy Be Used For Treating Covid19? | Plasma Therapy News | Viewpoint | CNN News18

Plasma therapy became popular when things were not clear on how to treat this [#Covid19] virus: Dr Nanda Kumar Jairam, Advisor Manipal Group of Hospitals.As Covid continues to claim lives in India, several clinicians, scientists, and public health professionals have raised concerns regarding the non-scientific use of plasma to treat Covid-19 victims.In an open letter to the principal scientific advisor to the government, the health experts claimed that studies suggest that the use of convalescent plasma is not fruitful in the treatment of Covid-19 patients yet it is being administered at a massive scale in hospitals across India.Attributing to the guidelines issued by government agencies, the experts appealed to the principal scientific advisor, Dr Vijay Raghavan, to take immediate action regarding this and prevent the irrational use of this drug and the subsequent harassment faced by the Covid patients and their kin.“The problematic scenario arises because of guidelines issued by ICMR/AIIMS which currently recommends plasma therapy (April 2021 version) as “off label” use. the experts pointed out in their letter asserting that the ICMR guidelines were not based on the current findings which show that plasma is not beneficial for Covid treatment.#Plasmatherapy #Covidnews #CNNNews18Subscribe our channel for latest news updates: http://bit.ly/2KGXvAW#GetCloserToTheNews with latest headlines on politics, sports and entertainment on https://bit.ly/2Y4QccLTo stay updated on-the-go, download the News18 App: · Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2VcRTRc· Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2JceAmY Follow us for latest news, photos & videos:· Facebook: http://bit.ly/2vOO22u· Twitter: http://bit.ly/2HdNKch· Instagram: http://bit.ly/2PRgfiz. Telegram: https://bit.ly/2ZOalG0CNN-News18 is India’s most awarded English News Channel, and is one of the most respected and dynamic media brands in the country today. CNN-News18 has in a short time, redefined the limits and has set new standards for journalism in Indian news television through its differentiated programming and philosophy of inclusive journalism the spirit of ‘Whatever It Takes'. CNN-News18 continues to be India’s window to the world and world’s window into India. CNN-News18 has been awarded all the prestigious awards in the General News category in the country.

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