After ICMR drops plasma therapy from guidelines, IMA clarifies usage in Covid

Published on May 18, 2021 05:47 PM IST
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Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday lent its support to plasma therapy in moderate cases of COVID-19 infection and said such patients may need less oxygen with the use of plasma. "What the IMA is saying is that it (plasma therapy) has been removed as an 'off label' use. But it is a clinical step that in moderate cases where oxygen saturation is low, the patient may need less oxygen to stabilise or saturate the oxygen level with the use of plasma," Dr Anil Goel, finance secretary IMA said.

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