Panaji: Goa has made a new breakthrough in its plasma therapy for critically ill COVID-19 patients after Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) gave its approval for using Apheresis machine to extract blood plasma, said Health Minister Vishwajit P Rane.
“With DGCI’s permission for using the Apheresis machine to extract blood plasma, Goa has made a new breakthrough in its plasma therapy for critically ill COVID patients,” Rane tweeted.
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“With this significant development, we are moving forward head on to tackle the menace of this virus,” he added.
Goa has so far reported 1,809 active COVID-19 cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.