A 49-year-old man suffering from coronavirus who had been administered plasma therapy for the first time had been completely cured, a private hospital said on Sunday.
The man who had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 4 was admitted to Max Hospital at Saket area in Delhi.
The hospital claimed that the man’s condition started deteriorating soon and he had to be put on ventilator support on April 8.
The man’s family requested the hospital authorities to treat him with plasma therapy on compassionate grounds when he did not show any signs of recovery.
The hospital also added that the man’s family had arranged a donor for him following which he was administered fresh plasma as a treatment modality as a side-line to standard treatment protocols on April 14.
After being administered with plasma, the man showed signs of improvement and was removed from ventilator support from the fourth day and continued on supplementary oxygen.
The man was shifted to a room with round-the-clock monitoring after testing negative twice within 24 hours, the hospital said.
The hospital claimed that the patient has now fully recovered and discharged on Sunday.
He will now have to stay in self-isolation at home for another 14 days, it added.