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The study on convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) on Covid patients by a team of Bengal doctors and researchers in Kolkata has found a place in the prestigious Nature magazine. Titled, ‘A phase 2 single centre open label randomised control trial for convalescent plasma therapy in patients with severe Covid-19’, has been published by the magazine.

Conducted during the first wave when plasma therapy benefits were debated, the randomized control trial was done on the patients admitted at Infectious Diseases & Beliaghata General (ID&BG) Hospital. The trial in Kolkata had found CPT useful in the management of patients who are aged less than 67 years.

A joint initiative of Centre of Scientific & Industrial Research and Bengal government, the research had doctors from ID&BG Hospital, Medical College, School of Tropical Medicine and CSIR-IICB scientists.

Source: Times of India

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