Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that doctors will be trying out the plasma technique on coronavirus patients.
“The ultimate solution for coronavirus will be a vaccine. But we have two challenges right now — to stop the spread of the virus and to cure all those who got the infection. For the first, implementation of the lockdown is important,” Kejriwal told reporters in Delhi on Thursday.
On the second challenge, Kejriwal said on the serious patients, the scope of survival increases after the plasma technique.
“We got the approval from the Center and we will have a trial of this in the coming days. This will be a good sign, if we were successful,” he said.
He said this will be on trial as it has been used in foreign nations and was successful.
“Delhi will start the plasma transfusion trials for treating Corona patients. We will take every measure possible to prevent loss of lives,” Kejriwal added.
In convalescent plasma therapy, the antibodies of a person who has recovered from the virus are taken and transfused into a sick person (having the virus) to help boost the person’s immune system, Kejriwal explained.
Delhi has reported 32 deaths due to coronavirus, while more than 1,500 cases are active.