Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Coronavirus in India Gujarat govt plans plasma tranfusion to patients Treatment Hospital List Gujarat 2020.

Coronavirus in India Gujarat govt plans plasma tranfusion to  patients Treatment Hospital List Gujarat 2020.

The Gujarat government said a 1200-bed hospital in Ahmedabad has been dedicated to exclusively treat novel coronavirus patients in the state.


Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday visited Ahmedabad civil hospital and announced that the new 1,200-bed super-specialty block at the hospital will be reserved for coronavirus patients.

Similar facilities will be set up in Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat, Vijay Rupani said.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel also visited SSG Hospital in Vadodara to review the situation.

With six new coronavirus positive cases being reported in Gujarat on Saturday, the number of infected persons in the state has gone up to 13.


The Gujarat government also announced that shops selling non-essential items will remain closed in the state's four largest cities till March 25, while government offices will operate at half strength on rotational basis till March 29.

The decision to lockdown four cities was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

In Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, shops and malls selling non-essential items will remain shut till Wednesday.

The civil hospital in Ahmedabad and the civic body-run SVP Hospital here have prepared a detailed proposal about the plasma transfusion treatment for coronavirus patients and submitted it to the Indian Council of Medical Researchfor approval, the principal secretary said.


In this treatment, the plasma extracted from the blood of a fully recovered Covid-19 patient is injected into the critical patient to help his body generate antibodies to fight the virus.

An antibody is a protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralize bacteria and viruses.

The civil hospital in Ahmedabad and the civic body-run SVP Hospital here have prepared a detailed proposal about the plasma transfusion treatment for coronavirus patients and submitted it to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for approval, Principal Secretary, Health, Jayanti Ravi, said.

"We have learned that the ICMR has given approval to the Kerala government for such plasma transfusion treatment. From Gujarat, Ahmedabad civil hospital and SVP Hospital have sought ICMR's permission to start this treatment for coronavirus patients," she said.


"Both the hospitals are ready to start it. They have already sent their proposals for approval," Ravi added.

"An antibody is generated by the human body to fight a virus. Those who are fully recovered have such antibody protein in their blood plasma. We will take it from them and transfuse it into those who are critical and on ventilator support.

"That plasma will help the patient to generate antibodies to fight coronavirus," she said.

 countries in the world, the number of coronavirus patients is increasing in India. As of Thursday afternoon, the number of confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in India has reached 73. The World Health Organization has declared the disease a 'global pandemic', a global pandemic, with stock markets around the world on the verge of collapse and causing a lockdown in the world.


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