Udayavni Special

Maha CM launches world’s largest convalescent plasma project


PTI, Jun 29, 2020, 5:24 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial project for treatment of critical COVID-19 patients with a state medical education department official calling it the largest initiative of its kind in the world.

Convalescent plasma therapy, also called passive antibody therapy, seeks to obtain plasma from the blood of people who have recovered from the infection to inject into patients undergoing treatment.

“The project, titled ‘Platina,’ is the largest convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial project in the world. With it, we intend to save the 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 said.

All critical patients will receive two doses of 200 ml convalescent plasma free of cost, he added.

Top News

Former president Pranab Mukherjee undergoes brain surgery at Army’s RR hospital

K’taka COVID-19 update: 4267 new cases; 5218 discharges; 114 deaths on Aug 10

Govt has betrayed ‘Corona Warriors’: Rahul Gandhi

SSLC results: Auto driver’s son, girl who studied through tele-classes are State toppers

BS Yediyurappa discharged from Hospital

Several BJP workers in Kashmir resign after attacks by militants

5 killed, 10 injured in blast in Pak town bordering on Afghanistan



Related Articles More

K’taka COVID-19 update: 4267 new cases; 5218 discharges; 114 deaths on Aug 10

DK COVID-19 update: 146 new cases; 533 discharges; 8 deaths on Aug 10

Govt has betrayed ‘Corona Warriors’: Rahul Gandhi

BS Yediyurappa discharged from Hospital

The ‘Urban Exodus’ and the real estate market in Bengaluru

MUST WATCH

Karnataka SSLC Results 2020 Declared | Udayavani

Belthangady : A massive landslide near Mittagabilu village

SSLC results: Nidhi Rao from DK dist amongst second toppers in state

Dr. Dhananjay KVK | Narendra Modi words about Agriculture | Highlights

Ravi Karkala | How to Cultivate Good Quality Mushroom | Udayavani

Latest Additions

Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

Cricketer Mohammed Shami’s estranged wife receives threat for congratulatory messages on Ram temple bhoomi pujan

Former president Pranab Mukherjee undergoes brain surgery at Army’s RR hospital

Karnataka floods: State govt seeks Rs 4,000 cr special assistance from centre, death toll at 14

K’taka COVID-19 update: 4267 new cases; 5218 discharges; 114 deaths on Aug 10

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.