Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, scientist world over have been working on both the cure and preventive vaccine of Coronavirus disease. China, from where COVID-19 originated, has started working on Convalescent Plasma Therapy for curing the diseased. As per certain reports in international publications like The Washington Post, Convalescent Plasma Therapy can work as a curative therapy till COVID-19 vaccine is invented.
Convalescent Plasma Therapy involves transfusing blood plasma from the blood of COVID-19 patients, who have recovered fully, to the critical COVID-19 positive patients blood. This therapy is based on theory that after getting infected COVID-19 positive patients produce antibodies to fight Coronavirus. These antibodies that are secreted by immune cells known as B lymphocytes, are found in plasma, or the liquid part of blood, besides helping the blood to clot, supports immunity.
After recovery, the patient, infected by the virus, develops antibodies that stay in the patient’s blood, waiting to fight the same virus, if and when it strikes again. Those antibodies, when injected into another positive patient, recognise the virus as the intruder. In COVID-19s case, scientists say, antibodies attack the spikes on the outside of the virus, blocking the virus from penetrating the human cells. Researchers hope that Convalescent Plasma Therapy will be effective in treating COVID-19 patients with the most severe symptoms. It is also hoped that it may prevent COVID-19 patients from getting sicker.
One donation of plasma by a recovered COVID-19 patient can produce two to four doses of the plasma needed for transfusions in positive patients. Scientists say that a person needs only one transfusion to produce enough antibodies to fight a virus. Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has partnered with the FDA for clinical trials of Convalescent Plasma Therapy. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, is also conducting convalescent plasma trials.
A study from China suggested that the use of Convalescent Plasma Treatment has successfully treated five critically ill COVID-19 patients. For qualifying to be a donor, the recovered COVID-19 patients have to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and must have fully recovered with no symptoms for at least 14 days prior to the donation. According to the FDA, It is not currently known if convalescent plasma will surely be an effective treatment against COVID-19, but certain successful cases from from around makes this treatment a promising prospective curative therapy.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association described the results of Convalescent Plasma Therapy encouraging after it was used to cure five critically ill patients, who were suffering with COVID-19 and also acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). All five patients, as per the study, recovered. The study also noted that more research is needed as the sample size of the study was only five.
While Nation Next thoroughly researched the above mentioned publications, reports and studies and sought corroboration of a few senior scientists and doctors on the theoretical possibility of Convalescent Plasma Therapy, before publishing this article, we wish to reiterate that this therapy needs to be researched upon a bigger sample size before the declaration of the therapy as the final cure of COVID-19.
RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.