Butwal hospital begins plasma therapy for Covid-19 treatment

Dr Sajan Shrestha donates blood for a plasma therapy treatment for a Covid-19 patient, in Butwal, on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Kathmandu, August 24

The Covid-19 Special Hospital in Butwal has begun an attempt to treat a serious Covid-19 patient by applying the plasma therapy technology.

Plasma therapy is a medical process of removing a plasma with antibodies against a virus from the person who has combatted the virus and giving it to the second person to help him/her fight the disease. Various other countries have also used their method in the Covid-19 response. In Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, for the first time, had successfully used it earlier this month.

“This is the first time that we are trying it here,” the hospital’s Covid-19 focal person Dr Sudarshan Thapa says, “If successful, we will use this method for other cases also.”

Lumbini Provincial Hospital’s Dr Sajan Shrestha, who had recently recevered from the disease, donated his blood today to treat a 70-year-old woman.

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