Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is being treated for coronavirus, tweeted today that while he didn’t need plasma “by god’s grace” as he had a mild infection, he had pledged his own as it was the most effective remedy available. The Congress spokesperson tested positive for the virus last week and has been in home isolation.
“By God’s grace, I don’t need plasma 4covid. But foolish to put artificial restrictions of plasmatherapy, most efficacious remedy avilable. HealthMin Delhi owes his life to plasma. I have already suo motu pledged my plasma, post recovery, if medically suitable,” Mr Singhvi tweeted.
A growing number of medical professionals in Mumbai have also advocated use of CPT or Convalescent Plasma Therapy on patients before their condition becomes severe.
Plasma therapy has proved to be useful in fighting other coronavirus diseases, such as SARS and MERS, and its use against COVID-19 has shown encouraging results on patients across the country and the world.