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West Bengal sets up first plasma bank; 12 recovered COVID-19 patients make donations
India

West Bengal sets up first plasma bank; 12 recovered COVID-19 patients make donations

Kolkata Medical College and Hospital will be the nodal centre in the state for collection of plasma. Before West Bengal, a plasma bank had been recently set up at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi.

Coronavirus Updates: Centre postpones JEE, NEET to September due to COVID-19 pandemic; Pakistan foreign minister tests positive
India

Coronavirus Updates: Centre postpones JEE, NEET to September due to COVID-19 pandemic; Pakistan foreign minister tests positive

Coronavirus Updates: Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday announced that the JEE and NEET exams have been postponed to September in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi's first plasma bank, urges recovered COVID-19 patients to donate
India

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi's first plasma bank, urges recovered COVID-19 patients to donate

The plasma bank will be set up at the Delhi government-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. Kejriwal said his government will make transportation arrangements for those willing to donate their plasma.

Maharashtra launches Project Platina, 'world's largest' plasma therapy trial for COVID-19 patients; all you need to know
India

Maharashtra launches Project Platina, 'world's largest' plasma therapy trial for COVID-19 patients; all you need to know

Initially, Project Platina will supply plasma to 500 serious COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra, and will be gradually scaled up to cater to at least 5,000 serious patients by August

Uddhav Thackeray launches Project Platina: Antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 begets hope of cure before a vaccine is developed
India

Uddhav Thackeray launches Project Platina: Antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 begets hope of cure before a vaccine is developed

Till the time we have a mass-scale cure for COVID-19 in place, treatments like plasma therapy are still better than waiting for the body's immune system to take over.

Maharashtra govt launches 'world's largest' plasma therapy project for COVID-19 patients; trials to be held in 21 medical colleges
India

Maharashtra govt launches 'world's largest' plasma therapy project for COVID-19 patients; trials to be held in 21 medical colleges

The project, titled 'Platina', is the largest convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial project in the world, a state medical education department official said

Treating COVID-19: As widely-available steroid dexamethasone raises hopes, a look at other potential treatments in trials already
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Treating COVID-19: As widely-available steroid dexamethasone raises hopes, a look at other potential treatments in trials already

So far there are no approved treatments for the coronavirus infection which has claimed more than 443,000 lives globally and 9,900 in India alone

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19
India

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19

HCQ has demonstrated in-vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 and shown to be clinically beneficial in several small single-centre studies with significant limitations.

Can plasma therapy help people who have been exposed to COVID-19, stave off the infection?
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Can plasma therapy help people who have been exposed to COVID-19, stave off the infection?

A study with 150 volunteers will get either plasma from COVID-19 survivors or regular plasma, to find if the virus can be nipped in the bud.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is antibody therapy, how does it work, who is developing them?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is antibody therapy, how does it work, who is developing them?

Vaccines generate an immune response that can prevent someone from getting ill, whereas antibody-derived products are designed to treat disease.

First coronavirus patient to receive plasma therapy in Uttar Pradesh dies of heart attack; 58-year-old suffered from diabetes
India

First coronavirus patient to receive plasma therapy in Uttar Pradesh dies of heart attack; 58-year-old suffered from diabetes

The first patient to receive plasma therapy as an experimental treatment for coronavirus infection in Uttar Pradesh died following a heart attack

Spike in COVID-19 cases due to aggressive testing, our health teams visiting every nook and corner, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
India

Spike in COVID-19 cases due to aggressive testing, our health teams visiting every nook and corner, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

This is a critical scenario, and we are being cautious in giving any kind of further relaxation, over and above the permissions given to industrial units and businesses, says Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani.

Does having COVID-19 antibodies mean that you are immune to the disease?
Health

Does having COVID-19 antibodies mean that you are immune to the disease?

If a person has COVID-19 antibodies in their body, it means their immune system fought the infection without causing any trouble to the person.

Unregulated use of plasma therapy for COVID-19 can be harmful, writes expert; can expose patients to serious transfusion-related risks
India

Unregulated use of plasma therapy for COVID-19 can be harmful, writes expert; can expose patients to serious transfusion-related risks

It is a promising solution at the present gloomy situation, but till we have reliable evidence on utility unregulated use is to be avoided

Phase 3 results on Gilead coronavirus drug encouraging; a look at other potential COVID-19 treatments under trial
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Phase 3 results on Gilead coronavirus drug encouraging; a look at other potential COVID-19 treatments under trial

California-based biotech company Gilead Sciences and the US government reported that in a major study, remdesivir shortened the time it takes for COVID-19 patients to recover by four days on average

No evidence to prove plasma therapy can cure COVID-19, ICMR still studying its efficacy, says health ministry
India

No evidence to prove plasma therapy can cure COVID-19, ICMR still studying its efficacy, says health ministry

The Health Ministry on Tuesday said currently plasma therapy is at experimental stage and there is no evidence yet to support that it can be used as treatment for COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak: Arvind Kejriwal says initial results of plasma therapy encouraging, will conduct more clinical trials
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Arvind Kejriwal says initial results of plasma therapy encouraging, will conduct more clinical trials

The chief minister appealed to all people who have recovered from the disease to come forward and donate plasma for serious COVID-19 patients

Three companies shortlisted to receive funding to develop Coronavirus vaccines from Department of Biotech
India

Three companies shortlisted to receive funding to develop Coronavirus vaccines from Department of Biotech

From over 500 applications, DBT selected Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Bharat Biotech International Ltd and Serum Institute of India Private Limited.

First Coronavirus patient to receive plasma therapy, recovers and taken off ventilator: Delhi hospital
India

First Coronavirus patient to receive plasma therapy, recovers and taken off ventilator: Delhi hospital

The patient showed no signs of improvement and his family requested the hospital to administer plasma therapy.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is plasma therapy? Is it the miracle cure the world has been waiting for? 
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is plasma therapy? Is it the miracle cure the world has been waiting for? 

ICMR has given Kerala their approval to conduct a clinical trial for plasma therapy on critically ill patients in its hospitals.