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AMU hospital to startplasma therapy soon

Special Correspondent Ghaziabad 25 July 2020 00:29 IST
Updated: 25 July 2020 00:29 IST

The Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) will soon start convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 patients with moderate disease. In this connection, AMU Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor has approved the purchase of a plasma machine at the cost of ₹29 lakhs.

Agra’s S.N. Medical College and Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, are already using the therapy to treat infected patients in the region.

Declared as a dedicated COVID facility by the State government to treat severe virus patients, so far, over 40, 000 samples have been tested with the two RT-PCR Thermo Fisher machines installed at JNMC.

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More than 800 samples from Aligarh, Mathura, Noida, Kasganj, Hathras, Bulandshahar, Agra, Rampur, and Etah are tested every day.Various departments of JNMC are also running tele-medical facilities for non-COVID-19 patients, said an official release.

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