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Maharashtra govt launches ‘world’s largest’ plasma remedy mission for COVID-19 sufferers; trials to be held in 21 medical schools – Health News , Firstpost

The mission, titled ‘Platina’, is the most important convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial mission on the earth, a state medical training division official stated

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial mission for remedy of vital COVID-19 sufferers with a state medical training division official calling it the most important initiative of its sort on the earth.

Convalescent plasma remedy, additionally known as passive antibody remedy, seeks to acquire plasma from the blood of people that have recovered from the an infection to inject into sufferers present process remedy.

“The project, titled ‘Platina’, is the largest convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial project in the world. With it, we intend to save lives of some 500 critical COVID-19 patients. The trial will be held in 17 medical colleges under the department of medical education and drugs, and four BMC-run colleges in Mumbai,” the official stated.

All vital sufferers will obtain two doses of 200 ml convalescent plasma freed from value, he added.

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