Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in a private hospital, has been cured of the deadly infection and will be discharged today. The AAP leader was given plasma therapy last week after he developed pneumonia and had breathing trouble.
Mr Jain had tested positive for the highly contagious infection on June 17, days after he was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) in the national capital after running high-grade fever and suffering sudden drop in oxygen levels. He had first tested negative for the virus. His second test, however, was positive. “Today my COVID test found to be positive (sic),” he had written on his official Twitter account.
Plasma therapy involves transfusion of plasma from a convalescent coronavirus patient to a critical patient. The blood of a convalescent patient is rich in antibodies that are expected to help the critical patient recover. The centre had said there was “no concrete evidence to support plasma therapy as coronavirus treatment.”