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COVID19 Plasma Therapy
Plasma Therapy For COVID19 Discontinued In Odisha, Know Why

Odisha government on Thursday discontinued convalescent plasma therapy as a recommended treatment for COVID19.

COVID19 Plasma Therapy
Plasma Therapy Dropped From Covid Management Guidelines

So far widely being used as most effective therapy to treat Covid patients in India, the government has removed convalescent plasma therapy from the country's clinical management guidelines on Covid-19.

Plasma Man
Meet ‘Plasma Man’ From Rayagada Who Is On A Mission To Save Covid-19 Patients

B Venkatesh has been donating blood for the last several years. But he realised the importance of plasma therapy after he recovered from Covid-19 last November

COVID-19: Plasma Therapy Showing Less Benefits In Patients In India, Reports BMJ
COVID-19: Plasma Therapy Showing Less Benefits In Patients In India, Reports BMJ

New Delhi: Convalescent plasma therapy, which uses the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients as a potential treatment, has shown limited effect in reducing the progression to severe disease or death in a trial conducted in India, scientists say. The study, published on Thursday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), involved 464 adults with moderate COVID-19 […]

Covid-19: Odisha Sets Milestone, Administers Plasma To 1000 Patients
Yet To Receive Official Statement On Plasma Therapy, Remdesivir: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid the confusion over the use of plasma therapy and Remdesivir for treating COVID-19 patients, Odisha Health Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra today clarified that the State is yet to receive any official statement from ICMR related to the ineffectiveness of the therapy or the use of the anti-viral drug in treating the infected patients. The […]

COVID-19: ICMR Mulling To Remove Plasma Therapy From Treatment Protocol
COVID-19: ICMR Mulling To Remove Plasma Therapy From Treatment Protocol

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued a big statement on Tuesday regarding plasma therapy, which is touted as a life saving intervention for patients suffering from severe Covid-19. The Director-General (DG) of ICMR, Balram Bhargava, stated that plasma therapy may be deleted from the national clinical protocols for the management of […]

Covid-19: Odisha Sets Milestone, Administers Plasma To 1000 Patients
Covid-19: Odisha Sets Milestone, Administers Plasma To 1000 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday set a milestone by conducting plasma administration to a total of 1,000 patients suffering from Covid-19 in the State. Congratulating the doctors and health workers for their efforts in the fight the pandemic, the Health and Family Welfare department took to the Twitter and said, “It’s an admirable achievement for the […]

COVID19 Plasma Therapy
COVID19: Plasma Therapy Safe, Effective For Patients

New York: In an ongoing study of more than 300 Covid-19 patients treated with convalescent plasma therapy in the US, researchers suggest that the treatment is safe and effective. The study, published in the American Journal of Pathology, tracked 350 severely ill Covid-19 patients admitted to the Houston Methodist’s system of eight hospitals from March […]

Odisha’s 3rd Plasma Bank Set Up In Rourkela, 2 More On Cards

Bhubaneswar: Taking Odisha’s fight against Coronavirus a step further, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated third Plasma Bank of the State at Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkela. Inaugurating the Plasma Bank, Patnaik said that IGH will play a crucial role in fighting the deadly virus that has acquired a pandemic proportion in the […]

Plasma Therapy 101: Know In Details

New Delhi: As the wait for the Covid-19 vaccine continues, the battle rages on. Scores of people have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, many have succumbed, and many more have recovered from the infection as well. For those patients who successfully overcome the virus, social media is inundated with requests that they donate their […]

COVID-19 Plasma Therapy: More Patients Recover In Odisha, Plasma Selection Centre Soon

Berhampur: The first three COVID-19 patients in Ganjam district, who were administered blood plasma in Tata Hospital, have recovered from the virus, informed district collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange. Informing about the recovery of the three patients, Kulange appealed people, who have already recovered from the infection, to donate plasma. “Glad to share that these are […]

Plasma Donation: Opposition Slams Odisha Govt Over COVID-19 Politics

Bhubaneswar: A day after several ministers were assigned responsibilities by Odisha government to encourage COVID-19 recovered patients to donate plasma, opposition parties today accused Odisha government of politicising the fight against the virus. Leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik said experienced people should be appointed for such initiative. “When COVID-19 situation has worsened in Odisha, State […]

No Need To Panic, COVID-19 Cases Likely To Come Down In Coming Weeks: Ganjam Collector 

Berhampur: Ganjam is seeing a steep rise in COVID19 cases due to intensive door-to-door health screening in the district, said Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange while allaying fears that there is nothing to panic and hopefully cases will come down in the coming weeks. As per the Health & Family Welfare Department, Ganjam has reported more […]

First Patient Treated With Plasma Therapy In Odisha Cured Of COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: On a day when Odisha witnessed the biggest surge in COVID-19 cases, the State government also claimed success in Convalescent plasma therapy. Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday informed that a 48-year-old female COVID-19 patient of Cuttack who was the first patient from Odisha treated with plasma therapy has recovered. The patient reportedly […]

Two More Plasma Banks In Odisha Soon
COVID19: Odisha To Set Up 2 More Plasma Banks

Bhubaneswar: With plasma therapy showing encouraging results in treatment of COVID-19 patients, Odisha government has decided to set up two more plasma banks in the State. The two new plasma banks will come up at Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital (MKCG) in Berhampur and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar, informed Pradipta Mohapatra, additional […]

Plasma Therapy At Rourkela Ispat General Hospital Soon

Rourkela: The Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in the Steel City will soon start Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the treatment of serious Coronavirus-infected patients in western Odisha districts. Chairing a meeting of Council of Ministers on Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced setting up a plasma bank at the IGH, Rourkela so that plasma treatment can […]

Plasma Therapy For Covid-19 Patients Begins In Ganjam

Ganjam: The Convalescent Plasma Therapy to treat COVID-19 patients commenced in Ganjam district on Tuesday. District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange inaugurated the new facility at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital. In the first phase, six blood plasma brought from plasma bank set up at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack will be administered […]

COVID-19: Green Signal To Plasma Therapy In Worst-Hit Ganjam District

Bhubaneswar: With early trends showing positive results, Odisha government on Monday announced that plasma therapy will be extended to Ganjam district which has been worst-hit by COVID-19 pandemic. After reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the district via video-conferencing, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that convalescent plasma therapy will begin at Tata COVID hospital in […]

'Odisha's COVID-19 Tally May Reach Around 30,000 By July End'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s technical adviser on COVID-19, Jayant Panda on Sunday said that the State may end up with a total of around 25,000 to 30,000 positive cases by the end of July. “The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha may reach around 25,000-30,000 along with an addition of around 50 more fatalities […]

Plasma Therapy Shows Positive Results On COVID-19 Patients In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Plasma therapy on critical COVID-19 patients has shown encouraging results as the health condition of four critical patients out of the six who received the therapy reportedly have improved to a great extent. Three of the four patients, who were earlier on oxygen support, are likely to be discharged from COVID hospital soon. The […]

COVID 19: 'Game-Changer' Plasma Therapy Kick Starts In Odisha

Cuttack: Intensifying its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, Odisha government kicked off convalescent plasma therapy at Ashwini Hospital here. According to sources, a 48-year-old COVID-19 patient at the hospital received the treatment. He was transfused with B +ve plasma. Earlier, four persons, who recovered from the virus, donated their plasma at SCB Medical College and […]

Coronavirus: Plasma Therapy In Odisha From Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With no let up in surge of Coronavirus cases in Odisha, the State government on Tuesday announced to initiate plasma therapy in some hospitals from July 15 (tomorrow). Convalescent plasma therapy is a method involving use of blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 and infusing it into patients who currently have […]

ILS Director
Plan Afoot To Make SCB Hub For Plasma Therapy In Odisha: ILS Director

Bhubaneswar: As COVID deaths continue to rise in Odisha, Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) Director Ajay Parida on Friday informed that Plasma therapy to treat coronavirus patients will start at four hospitals in the State. Within next 10 to 12 days, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate four such facilities at SCB Medical College and […]

Naba Das
Odisha To Set Up Plasma Bank To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Days after Delhi set up its first plasma bank for treatment of Covid-19 patients, Odisha government has decided to follow suit. Health Minister Naba Das informed that a plasma bank will be set up in Odisha and the treatment will initially be available in four hospitals of the State. As per reports, the treatment […]

PGIMER's First Patient Treated With Plasma Therapy Recovers Fully

Chandigarh: Lighting up hopes for many fighting their Covid-19 battle, a 60-year-old man from Haryana who was PGIMER’s first patient to be administered convalescent plasma therapy, was discharged after his successful recovery, the institution said on Friday. PGIMER Director Jagat Ram was present on the occasion to compliment the Kurukshetra resident on his successful recovery. […]