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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Suffering from Covid-19 and Dengue, Administered Plasma Therapy

File photo of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

File photo of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

Sisodia had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 14 and was in home isolation. He was admitted to LNJP Hospital on Wednesday for treatment, and tested positive for dengue a day later.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, battling a double infection of COVID-19 and dengue, has been administered convalescent plasma therapy and his condition is better now, an official from his office said on Friday.

Sisodia is undergoing treatment at Max Hospital in Saket where he was moved on Thursday evening from the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital due to his "falling" blood platelet count and low oxygen level. He is admitted to the ICU of the private hospital in south Delhi.

"He was administered plasma therapy and his condition is better now," the official said.

Sisodia had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 14 and was in home isolation. He was admitted to LNJP Hospital on Wednesday for treatment and tested positive for dengue a day later. He is perhaps the first prominent personality in the city to have been diagnosed with both infections.

Medical Superintendent of LNJP Hospital Suresh Kumar said although there is no scientific evidence to prove that plasma therapy benefits a patient, it has been administered for various ailments for several years. "In COVID-19 patients, it helps in bringing the oxygen level to the normal value besides other benefits, which aid in recovery. But in some cases, plasma therapy does not work," he said.

(With inputs from PTI)


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