COVID-19 Fight: Initial Results With Plasma Therapy Encouraging, Says Kejriwal

New Delhi: The initial results of plasma therapy on four COVID-19 patients have shown satisfactory results, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

The treatment uses antibody-rich plasma (a blood component) taken from those who have recovered from the infection to treat critical patients.

“In the last few days, we have tried plasma therapy on four patients at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. Till now the results are encouraging. More trials will be conducted in the next 2-3 days,” Kejriwal told the media via video conferencing.

He further stated that the Delhi government will subsequently seek the Centre’s approval to use the therapy on all serious COVID-19 patients. He also appealed to those who have recovered from the disease to come forward and donate plasma.

At the same time, the CM cautioned that these are only early results. “We must not think we have found a cure for coronavirus. This has just given us a ray of hope,” he said.

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