Apheresis machine to extract blood plasma in Goa gets DGCI nod

Goa reported 1,809 active COVID-19 cases. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A new breakthrough of Goa in its plasma therapy for critically ill COVID-19 patients after Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) nod for using Apheresis machine to extract blood plasma.

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Health Minister Vishwajit P Rane tweeted –

“With DGCI’s permission for using the Apheresis machine to extract blood plasma, Goa has made a new breakthrough in its plasma therapy for critically ill COVID patients,”

Apheresis machine collect and separate blood components for donation. Also it can remove or exchange substances in therapeutic procedures.

Goa is looking forward to tackel the novel coronavirus with this significant development. The machine will extract  blood plasma for critically ill COVID-19 patients. Hence it will reduce a bit difficulty of the healthcare system.

India’s active cases are increasing day by day and is getting difficult to handle. So the approval for using Apheresis machine to extract blood plasma will help alot.

COVID-19 scenario in India

According to the Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) study the cases could be as low as 37.4 lakh at the end of March 2021 and could get as high as 6.18 crore at the end of March 2021 if measures are not followed. But if one or two days lockdown each week (e.g. Sunday or Sunday & Wednesday etc) with complete social distancing during other days will effectively reduce the spread.

According to online reports of India

Confirmed
1.8M
Recovered
Deaths
38,135

Though every one is trying hard to defeat COVID-19 all over the world.

Also read -https://awareearth.org/index.php/covid19/indias-plasma-therapy-testing-trials/

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