ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has clarified that there was no substantial evidence backing claims that COVID-19 patients who had recovered could donate their plasma in 10 days intervals.
Fawad Chaudhry responded to a claim made by DC Islamabad Muhammed Hamza Shafqat, which he said: “If you have recovered from COVID-19 you can donate your plasma at 10-day intervals.”
“COVID-19 patients are on ventilators. Their chances of recovery are improved by 80% with this plasma treatment,” Shafqat claimed.
Fawad Chaudhry said: “There is no such research to back your claim. He said Government officials must be very careful about making such observations.”
“In the Ministry of Science and Technology, we are keeping track of international and local research. Such claims are unsubstantiated,” he added.
There is no such reserach to back your claim, Govt officials must be very careful for making such observations….in @MinistryofST we are keeping track of int and local reserach such claims are unsubstantiated https://t.co/PmHILaPJqZ
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 6, 2020