KMCH starts plasma therapy of corona patients

30 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

KHULNA: After Dhaka Medical College Hospital, now Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) has started Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) on experimental basis, aiming to save lives of Covid-19 infected patients, reports UNB.

A physician, who had recovered from coronavirus, donated his plasmas to KMCH for the first time on Thursday night.

A medical team led by Dr SM Tushar Alam, head of blood transfusion department of the hospital, administered CPT to treat a coronavirus infected patient at the hospital.

Sources said, Dr Mohammad Manjurul, an intern of Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital and a resident of Bagerhat, donated his plasmas at the blood bank of the hospital.

Dr Manjurul was found infected with coronavirus in April and later he recovered.

Prof. Dr Mohammad Abdul Ahad of Khulna Medical College, director of KMCH, Dr Munshi Reza Sekendar, coordinator of Coronavirus prevention and treatment management committee, Dr Mehedi Newaz, Focal person of Corona Dedicated hospital Dr Farid Uddin Ahmed, Dr Shoilendranath Biswas and Dr Firoz were present there.

Dr SM Tushar Alam, said, “Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) has started at the hospital and we hope we’ll see positive change in the patient within one or two days.”

Plasma is the liquid portion of blood that remains when all red and white blood cells and platelets have been removed. CPT is extracting blood plasma from an individual who has recovered from coronavirus illness and transfusing it into a patient who is sick.