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ICMR dropping plasma therapy from COVID protocol should get more publicity: Dr Priya Sampathkumar

CNBC TV18 | 19/05/2021 01:40 PM | Click to read full article

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) - has released its latest treatment and management guidelines for COVID. The decision follows a meeting between the ICMR and the National COVID Task Force where members were in favour of removing the use of plasma therapy citing ineffectiveness and inappropriate use.

In fact, prior to that meeting, several clinicians had written to the principal scientific advisor cautioning against the irrational and non-scientific use of plasma therapy in the treatment of COVID-19.