No Evidence that Plasma Therapy can be used as Treatment: Lav Aggarwal

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health Lav Agarwal said plasma therapy is being investigated, but there is no evidence that this can be used as a treatment, and that the ICMR has initiated a national project to research its effectiveness.

Updated: Apr 28, 2020 17:18 IST


Niranjani Jesentha Kumari P


Plasma therapy

He said, Plasma therapy can only be used for research or trial purposes before ICMR completes its analysis, and robust scientific proof is available. If under appropriate guidelines plasma therapy is not being used correctly, it can also cause life-threatening complications.