Plasma therapy on coronavirus patients at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital has shown positive results, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday. “In the last few days, we have tried plasma therapy on 4 patients at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. Till now the results are encouraging,” Kejriwal said while addressing a video press conference.
“Initial results of plasma therapy conducted on COVID-19 patients gives hope, more trials to be done in next 2-3 days,” Kejriwal added.
The Delhi chief minister also appealed to all people who have recovered from COVID-19 to come forward and donate plasma for serious patients.
The satisfactory results of convalescent plasma therapy in COVID-19 treatment will help in saving a lot of lives not only in the national capital but across the country. The infectious disease has so far claimed around 718 lives.
Earlier, the plasma therapy was administered on a critical coronavirus patient in the Max Hospital in Delhi’s Saket area. The treatment showed a positive result and the 49-year-old patient was taken off ventilator support. He was the first COVID-19 patient who was administered plasma therapy at the hospital.
In Delhi, the number of COVID-19 patients is constantly increasing. So far 2,376 people have been infected by the coronavirus. Out of this 808 have been discharged from the hospital after treatment. The death count because of coronavirus in the national capital is 50.
According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, the number of coronavirus positive patients in the country has jumped to 23,077. Of these, around 17,610 are active cases while a total of 4,748 have recovered.