First Hospital to have Plasma Therapy for COVID-19

Published on April 28, 2020
Current Context: The King George Medical University (KGMU)in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh became the first government hospital in the country to successfully launch the plasma therapy treatment for COVID-19 patients.
First Hospital to have Plasma Therapy for COVID-19
  • The team performed a Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the treatment for COVID-19 patients.
  • The Convalescent Plasma Therapy initially was used in the past to treat patients suffering from polio, measles, mumps etc.
  • The therapy aims to use the antibodies from the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients to treat those are critically affected by the virus and are said to be very effective to treat corona positive patients.
  • The first dose of the plasma therapy was given to a 58-year old patient.
  • The doctors at KGMU are preparing Plasma Therapy for the approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Static Part:

  • CM of UP: Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor of UP: Anandiben Patel
  • National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary in UP: Dudhwa National Park, Bakhira Wilflife Sanctuary, Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary, Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary,Sandi Bird Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuaryetc

Question:

Q.1 Which of the following university has become the first one to successfully launch plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 patients?
a. Mahatma Gandhi Missions Medical College, Aurangabad
b. King George Medical University, Lucknow
c. Government Medical College, Kathua
d. Viswabharathi Medical College, Kurnool

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