Coronavirus update: Health ministry spokesperson calls plasma therapy ‘illegal’

Million-plus cases in the US

By DTE Staff
Published: Tuesday 28 April 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) did not advise plasma therapy for treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary with the Union health ministry. He even termed it ‘illegal’, but did not cite a specific law. Many states, including Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Delhi, have approved the procedue receiving the ICMR’s nod.
The ICMR later tweeted: 
  • India’s active case count reached to 22,010 April 28, 2020 evening from 21,632 in the morning, according to the ministry.
  • The death toll from the ensuing disease (COVID-19) reached 937.
  • Until now, 7,026 have been cured / discharged.
  • The total tallhy reached 29,974.

  • Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi remained worrisome while West Bengal has emerged as a cause for concern.
  • The global active case count was over 1.9 million.

  • The United States continued to lead the table, with 56,803 deaths, according to aggregator



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