Project Platina

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Facts: Project Platina is the world’s largest trial to be conducted by Maharashtra Government to give robust data regarding the role of convalescent plasma therapy in the treatment of COVID 19 patients which will help Governments to issue guidelines in the management of the pandemic.

Additional Facts:

  • Convalescent plasma therapy: It aims to make use of the antibodies developed in the recovered patient against the infections.
  • Under this, whole blood or plasma from recovered patients are taken and then injected into critically ill patients so that the antibodies are transferred and boost their fight against the virus.