GOA: Health minister Vishwajit Rane said that the state government would continue plasma therapy even if the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) removes it from the covid-19 plasma protoco. “We will not stop plasma therapy,” he said. “We will follow our treatment protocol devised by private sector and government doctors. As far as Goa is concerned, we find that plasma and Remdesivir are giving excellent results when used in time.” He was replying to a question from reporters whether the state would remove plasma therapy if ICMR modifies its protocol.
“Experts have advised that Remdesivir should be administered immediately and within a specific period of time,” he said. “Similarly, convalescent plasma has to be given and helps improve oxygen saturation levels and reduces lung damage.”
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