COVID-19 in Maha: Private blood banks find price cap unfeasible, availability of plasma takes hit
Maharashtra: Within a month of the state government's capping the price for covid-19 treatment, scarcity in the available convalescent plasma used for treating covid-19 patients has been identified. The price cap for the plasma as implemented by the state government was rupees 5500 per unit; however, finding this amount unfeasible most of the private facilities are unofficially slowing down their efforts in preparing plasma or seeking donors.
According to a recent media report, the Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) has already submitted a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray urging the government to initiate a revision in the plasma price cap which was implemented on September 24th. The association on Sunday stated that due to the excessive price of plasma, the health facilities are facing a shortage of it.