IBEF: June 30, 2020
Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr Uddhav Thackeray 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.
Under this Convalescent plasma therapy, also called passive antibody therapy, plasma is obtained from the blood of people who have recovered from the infection and is injected 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 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.
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