First Covid-19 patient dies in Maharashtra undergoing plasma therapy on Wednesday

First Covid-19 patient dies in Maharashtra undergoing plasma therapy on Wednesday

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New Delhi: Disappointing news has emerged about plasma therapy being shown to be effective for the treatment of coronavirus. In fact, the first Covid-19 patient to undergo plasma therapy in Maharashtra died in Lilavati Hospital on Wednesday night. The 53-year-old patient was in critical condition and was kept in the ICU.

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On April 19, the patient was brought to the hospital on April 20 after the corona examination report came back positive. According to the doctors, the identification of the patient was delayed due to which respiratory syndrome had already developed. However, he was admitted to the ICU as soon as the patient reached the hospital. According to hospital doctors, he delayed his treatment despite having symptoms like a sore throat, dry cough, and fever.

There was no travel history of the patient and there was no direct contact with any coronavirus patient, so it happened because the patient felt that everything was normal. But by then it was quite late. Doctors said that when the patient was brought to the hospital, his condition was already very bad.

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There was a severe breathing problem due to treatment delays. On April 25, the first plasma therapy was performed in the state after getting the green signal from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

In this way, this patient was like a silver lining for the state as a clinical trial of plasma therapy was done in the state. 200 mL plasma was plated on the first day. After which there was little improvement. But on April 27 morning, the patient’s health started deteriorating again. Dr. Ravi Shankar said that he was also given a dose of antibiotics. The doctor said that we had to postpone the next two trials in view of the deteriorating condition of the patient.

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