"Project Platina": Maharashtra Claims Largest Plasma Therapy
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on 29 June launched the world's largest plasma therapy trials for COVID-19 - Project Platina - aimed at creating robust data for treating the disease for which no specific line of treatment exists.

According to the details of the project shared on Twitter, the trials will be conducted in 17 medical colleges across the state, which accounts for 1.64 lakh coronavirus cases out of the national total of 5.48 lakh.

"The entire funding to support this plasma therapy trial has been done through the CM Relief fund and we hope this will be a landmark trial in the global fight against the covid pandemic," he said.

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) had first approved only 21 state-run hospitals to conduct plasma therapy trials of which two are in Mumbai - Nair Hospital and Kasturba Hospital. Later, permissions were also given to 16 other medical colleges and some private hospitals.

Source: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-maharashtra-chief-minister-uddhav-thackeray-launches-project-platina-world-s-largest-plasma-therapy-trial-to-help-develop-covid-19-treatme-2253978
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