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Delhi to use plasma technique for COVID-19

Delhi to use plasma technique for COVID-19

The total number of coronavirus cases are rising in the national capital. Hence, the Delhi government is mulling to use plasma techniques to treat COVID-19 patients on a trial basis.

In the plasma technique, antibodies from the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are used to treat patients who are suffering.

Convalescent plasma is an experimental procedure for coronavirus patients. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare gave its approval to the Delhi government to use the technique.

The clinical trial will be conducted at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS). The Union Health Ministry issued various guidelines and protocols for coronavirus patients. And the Delhi government advised following all these while dealing with COVID-19 patients.

To increase quarantine facilities for coronavirus patients, the Delhi government directed all district magistrates to identity such facilities in their areas.

As per this directive, these magistrates will have to identify paid quarantine facilities within three days and submit a report to the health department.

Paid quarantine facilities are identified by the government last month at three private hotels – Lemon Tree, Red Fox and IBIS.

Delhi reported more number of cases these days. On Monday, the number of cases reported in a day was 356 making the total number of cases in Delhi 1,510. Four people died due to coronavirus within 24 hours.

The Delhi government has established a task force to visit households in districts across the city to identify suspected COVID-19 cases.

The task force is known as the ‘Corona Foot Warriors Containment and Surveillance Force.’ Every booth has a task force and each team will have five members. These include one booth level officer, police constable, civil defence volunteer, sanitation and Anganwadi worker.

The task force will help carry COVID-19 suspects smoothly to quarantine and isolation centres.

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