First plasma therapy case for Covid-19 treatment in Nepal

File image: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital
File image: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Kathmandu, August 2

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu has used plasma therapy for the treatment of a coronavirus infected person, for the first time in the country.

The hospital’s Covid-19 Management Coordinator Dr Santa Kumar Das says a blood plasma of the 26-year-old who recently got free of coronavirus has been given to a 65-year-old patient’s body to kill coronavirus in him also.

Following the treatment, the person is soon being removed from the intensive care unit of the hospital, according to Dr Das.

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.

The method does not ensure a complete recovery but makes the recovery quicker.

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