UP CM asks medical authorities to examine plasma therapy in COVID-19 treatment
the chief minister also appealed to the people, visiting hospitals for emergency treatment, to go only to the hospitals approved by the Medical and Health Department.
Uttar Pradesh - Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday asked the state's medical authorities to promote plasma therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 patients after examining its efficacy.
The chief minister, while chairing a high-level meeting of officials to take stock of the UP anti-COVID fight, also stressed upon the need for thorough testing of people living in and around the areas declared hotspots, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi.
He said the chief minister also appealed to the people, visiting hospitals for emergency treatment, to go only to the hospitals approved by the Medical and Health Department.
Awasthi said, "the chief minister pointed out that several news items on positive results of plasma therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 patients have appeared in media recently".
"In view of this, the efficacy of the new treatment protocol should be examined and promoted in the state," said Adityanath, while chairing the meeting in which, he also instructed officials to ensure availability of oxygen for the COVID-19 patients.