Amravati: With COVID-19 rapidly spreading across the country, the discovery of a vaccine is the only escape from the pandemic. Health warriors have explored convalescent plasma therapy as a preventive measure to fight the novel coronavirus. Promoting this practice, Shailesh Nawal, District Collector and also the president of District Disaster Management Authority of Amravati district have urged patients who have been completely recovered from COVID infection to donate plasma as plasma therapy treatment is proving effective to treat COVID infection.
Nawal said that plasma therapy is being used to treat serious coronavirus patients.There is no effective medicine and treatment available on corona. Specific medicines as per symptoms are being given to the patients. Amid such situation, plasma therapy is proving helpful in rapid recovery of coronavirus patients. The district administration has also appealed to COVID recovered patients to donate plasma. Health machineries is taking efforts to make avail plasma through scientific process by developing plasma bank, informed Nawal.
Nawal has also instructed the district authority to make all the facitilities available at COVID-19 hspitals, “While treating COVID patients in District COVID Hospital, all necessary facilities should be provided to them and on time. Similarly, separate team should be for made to manage these facilities as well as to handle daily affairs of the hospital,” instructed”, he said.
About Plasma Therapy
Plasma therapy aims at using antibodies from the blood of a recovered COVID-19 patient to treat those critically infected by the virus. Plasma is a blood component that contains virus-fighting antibodies. It is like blood donation, however, in the same plasma gets separated from the blood and the remaining blood will be transferred back to your body resulting in zero blood loss. The procedure is completely harmless and the donor does not experience any pain, sickness or dizziness