HUBBALLI: Doctors in the city have reached a new milestone in plasma therapy, with three more patients being successfully treated in the past week.
The doctors had been the first in the state to successfully conduct a plasma therapy in the first week of May.
Two patients from Hubballi and one from Hosapete underwent the therapy from June 27 to July 7. Each patient was given 200 ml of plasma donated by recovered patients. The doctors are confident that the patients will recover completely and that their new Covid-19 test reports will come back negative.
Dr Ram Kaulgud, an assistant professor at Kims hospital, said that although donors of plasma were difficult to find till recently, doctors were now finding it a little easier to get people to donate. Cured patients have given their consent to donate plasma, which is a positive development, he added.
The assistant professor said that they were also contacting people and were more expecting people to donate, which would help them conduct more rounds of the plasma therapy.
The plasma therapies were conducted by doctors from Kims Hospital and Dr RB Patil Cancer Hospital.
Doctors thanked the plasma donor, Manjunath Hegade, a medical staffer at SDM hospital, and his wife Vasavi Hegde.
The plasma therapy was supervised by Dr Kaulgud and Dr Sachin Hoskatti of Kims Medicine Department, Dr Purushottam Reddy and Dr Kavitha Evoora of the Pathology Department, Dr Umesh Hallikeri, Dayand Sadhana, Anjum Contractor and the staff of the cancer hospital.