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COVID-19 Outbreak: Rajasthan Health Minister Launches Plasma Therapy Treatment At A Jaipur Medical College

SMS Hospital, Jaipur has received permission from the Indian Council of Medical Research to use plasma therapy for treating COVID-19 patients

Jaipur’s SMS Medical College will treat 20 critical COVID-19 patients using plasma therapy starting Wednesday
Highlights
  • Plasma Therapy treatment in Rajasthan has been given permission by ICMR
  • Patient’s plasma samples will be taken 28 days after being cured: Doctor
  • Doctors said plasma therapy has yielded positive results in initial trials

Jaipur: State Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Wednesday formally launched COVID-19 treatment with plasma therapy at the city’s SMS (Sawai Man Singh) Medical College through video conferencing. SMS Medical College has received permission from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to treat 20 critical patients with this therapy. Mr. Sharma said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, plasma therapy trials were started in the state and it was formally launched from today after obtaining the permission of ICMR.

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He congratulated Dr. Bhandari and his entire team for successful experiments for the treatment of COVID-19.

The State Health Minister said that the team of doctors of Sawai Mansingh Hospital has provided world-class screening and treatment facilities for COVID-19 patients.

CT scan, pulmonary angiography, ultrasonography of the lung, and high-level blood tests are being done for COVID-19 patients at SMS Medical College.

The team of SMS Medical College first included hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 patients and the results of its use in the treatment were successful. The first use of hydroxychloroquine and antiviral drugs started brainstorming and its trials all over the world.

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During the video conference, Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said that SMS Medical College has done a great job in all areas of sampling and contact tracing.

He further said that medical personnel are also working in other medical colleges and all hospitals of the state with dedication.

Medical Education Secretary Vaibhav Galriya said that with proper management, meaningful efforts are being made to prevent the spread of corona infection in the state.

SMS Medical College Principal Dr Sudhir Bhandari provided information about plasma therapy in detail. He said that the plasma samples of corona patients who tested negative will only be taken after they are tested 28 days later.

Dr Bhandari further said that plasma therapy has yielded very positive results in the initial trial. Plasma therapy is started as per the ICMR guideline and only after the patient’s blood group is matched, he added.

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World

26,58,63,058Cases
22,65,37,591Active
3,40,69,608Recovered
52,55,859Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,58,63,058 and 52,55,859 have died; 22,65,37,591 are active cases and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 5:12 am.

India

3,46,41,561 8,306Cases
98,416739Active
3,40,69,608 8,834Recovered
4,73,537 211Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,41,561 confirmed cases including 4,73,537 deaths. The number of active cases is 98,416 and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,38,778 707

10,826 23

64,86,782 677

1,41,170 7

Kerala

51,65,921 4,450

44,110 317

50,80,211 4,606

41,600 161

Karnataka

29,98,099 456

7,161 120

29,52,708 330

38,230 6

Tamil Nadu

27,30,516 724

8,041 29

26,85,946 743

36,529 10

Andhra Pradesh

20,73,730 154

2,122 27

20,57,156 177

14,452 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,475 24

134 18

16,87,430 6

22,911

West Bengal

16,19,257 620

7,639 17

15,92,074 627

19,544 10

Delhi

14,41,358 63

370 48

14,15,890 15

25,098

Odisha

10,50,249 189

2,154 25

10,39,673 212

8,422 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,967 25

330 4

9,93,044 21

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,891 17

221 8

9,45,715 9

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,707 48

349 23

8,17,263 24

10,095 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,241 9

133 9

7,82,580 18

10,528

Haryana

7,71,819 22

185 5

7,61,580 17

10,054

Bihar

7,26,237 6

26 4

7,14,121 2

12,090

Telangana

6,76,943 156

3,787 8

6,69,157 147

3,999 1

Assam

6,17,576 101

2,490 61

6,08,966 158

6,120 4

Punjab

6,03,488 37

361 14

5,86,519 23

16,608

Jharkhand

3,49,342 25

127 12

3,44,074 13

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,353 8

174 1

3,36,768 7

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,37,807 161

1,706 25

3,31,620 184

4,481 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,518 35

755 45

2,22,911 80

3,852

Goa

1,79,174 49

412 18

1,75,375 31

3,387

Mizoram

1,36,454 92

3,101 454

1,32,846 544

507 2

Puducherry

1,29,085 29

280 14

1,26,930 43

1,875

Manipur

1,25,360 32

353 9

1,23,025 40

1,982 1

Tripura

84,858 5

90 1

83,943 6

825

Meghalaya

84,583 9

244 2

82,864 11

1,475

Chandigarh

65,488 7

58 2

64,610 9

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,293 5

36 4

54,977 1

280

Sikkim

32,369 10

215 2

31,749 8

405

Nagaland

32,136

117 9

31,320 9

699

Ladakh

21,714 31

295 3

21,204 34

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,404

10 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,688

4 2

7,555 2

129

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