Centre says #plasmatherapy not proven, still in experimental stage

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ( MoHFW) spokesperson, Lav Agarwal told media that the plaza therapy, which is performed in several states to cure coronavirus patients, is not proven, still in experimental state.

“ICMR has stated very clearly that currently there is no approved therapy for #COVID19 including Plasma therapy. Plasma therapy is one of the therapies which is being experimented with, however there is no evidence to support that it can be used in treatment. ICMR is conducting an experimental study on efficacy of #PlasmaTherapy as a treatment for #COVID19. Till the study is approved, no one should use it, it can be harmful to the patient, it would also be illegal. There can even be life-threatening complications if #PlasmaTherapy is not used as per guidelines. Until and unless this is approved as a therapy for #COVID19, it is unjustified to spread any claim about the effectiveness of this therapy. ,” said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, here on Tuesday. Agarwal also cautioned about the use of this therapy.

“We are doing better than other countries. We are taking pro-active measures to combat COVID-19. Our countrymen are supporting the administration in the fight against COVID-19,” he added.