So far, 206 migrants, 212 deportees, and 2,572 locals have tested positive for COVID-19. According to government data, currently, 1,365 people are undergoing treatment for corona virus in various hospitals while 1,556 patients have been discharged.
In the wake of this pandemic, plasma transfusion has been the subject of increasing attention even in Telangana.
As a part of ICMR clinical trial, five patients from Telangana were given plasma transfusion at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad. “All mandatory protocols set by ICMR were duly followed during the therapy. The therapy was introduced to the patients when their oxygen saturation levels dropped below 84% - 90%. Two transfusions were given to each of the 5 patients. After the completion of therapy, all the 5 patients reported clinical improvement. One patient (P1311) has already been discharged, 3 are no longer oxygen dependent and while patient ( P1647) is under intermittent dependency. Regarding donors, 5 recovered patients came forward to donate plasma,” the medical bulletin said.
Around 75 dialysis cycles have been provided to COVID positive patients at the exclusive dialysis facility in Gandhi Hospital, the authorities informed.