Pakistan: Hospitals Begin Clinical Trials of Plasma Therapy as First Covid-19 Patient Fully Recovers

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Pakistan: Hospitals Begin Clinical Trials of Plasma Therapy as First Covid-19 Patient Fully Recovers

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11 May 2020

Pakistan’s top hematologist said that three hospitals in the country have started clinical trials for passive immunisation with the support of National Institute of Blood Disease (NIBD) to treat the Covid-19 patients.

The NIBD head, Dr Tahir Shamsi, told The Express Tribune on Sunday that five more hospitals across the country have also sought the Drug Regulatory of Pakistan (Drap) nod to conduct the clinical trials for passive immunisation.

Last month, Drap had granted approval for a passive immunisation under which the blood plasma is infused to coronavirus patients to help their immune system to fight off the highly-contagious disease.

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