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ICMR Drops Plasma Therapy From COVID Cure List; Calls It Ineffective

The ICMR-National Taskforce for COVID-19 in a May 14 meeting agreed to remove the convalescent plasma therapy from the COVID-19 treatment list, citing its ineffectiveness. The announcement came after a few clinicians and scientists wrote to Principal Scientific Advisor K VijayRaghavan on its 'irrational and non-scientific use'. The current guidelines allow ‘off-label’ use of plasma therapy for moderate COVID patients within seven days of facing symptoms.

Mon, 17 May 2021 - 08:38 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

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