Pune: Sassoon Hospital seeks approval for plasma treatment for serious COVID-19 patients
An officer from Pune was sent to Kerala to verify details and requests were sent to private charitable firms in the city so that the deal to procure the machine could be clinched immediately.(Representational Image)
After an alarming increase in the number of coronavirus deaths at Sassoon General Hospital — 34 in the past fortnight — the Pune district administration is in the process of procuring a plasma separator. It has also urged the central government to approve a clinical trial using plasma treatment for patients who are seriously ill.