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Maharashtra Government Warns People Of Possible Plasma Racket
Times 85 | 16/07/2020 09:06 AM | Click to read full article
Maharashtra, which started the world’s largest plasma therapy trial in June, has now warned about a racket in plasma donation. There have been reports of fraud and those needing plasma have been made to pay hefty amounts.
Plasma therapy is proving beneficial for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The first trials took place in Delhi, where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has started a plasma bank. In absence of adequate number of donors, critical patients have been left open to fraud and extortion.