India's first COVID-19 patient to be administered the Plasma Therapy has fully recovered

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The 49-year-old male patient from Delhi had tested positive for novel coronavirus on April 4

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The patient's condition soon deteriorated and he required external oxygen to maintain saturation.

He soon developed pneumonia with Type I respiratory failure and had to be put on ventilator support on April 8.

When the patient showed no improvement in his condition, his family requested the hospital for administration of plasma therapy

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The critically ill patient was administered fresh plasma as a treatment modality as a side-line to standard treatment protocols on April 14.

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After receiving the treatment, the patient showed progressive improvement and by April 18, he was weaned off ventilator support

He was shifted to a room with round-the-clock monitoring after testing negative twice within 24 hours

According to doctors, a single donor can donate 400ml of Plasma which can save two lives