King George Medical University Becomes First Government Hospital To Launch Plasma Therapy For COVID-19

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Source: Jagran Josh

King George Medical University, Lucknow has become the first government hospital in India to launch Plasma Therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

KGMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. MLB Bhatt has said that it’s a proud moment for the University and that they were preparing for Plasma Therapy right after the approval of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

It is an experimental treatment procedure for COVID-19. A blood component from a cured patient of COVID-19 is transfused to the Coronavirus patient. A 58- year old doctor has become the first patient of COVID-19 at the King George Medical University to receive Plasma therapy, which will be an experimental treatment for the disease. The announcement was made by a hospital official on 27th April 2020.