Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope on Friday stated that the Centre has allowed the state to conduct pool testing of samples of suspected coronavirus sufferers and in addition gave its nod for utilizing plasma remedy in COVID-19 remedy.
He stated that the approval was given by Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan throughout a video-conference assembly with the well being ministers and secretaries of all of the states.
Pooling of samples entails testing them in batches and when pooled pattern exams constructive, then particular person samples are assessed. Pool testing reduces the variety of take a look at kits used, and due to this fact, will increase testing capability.
Beneath the plasma remedy method, transfusion of plasma from recovered sufferers to severally-ill COVID-19 sufferers is performed.
Tope stated that the problems of moveable pulse oximeter and X-ray exams for simple testing of coronavirus sufferers and measures to decrease the mortality charge have been additionally mentioned through the assembly with the Union minister.
Equally, talks have been additionally held on disinfection and sanitization of PPE kits for reuse, he stated.
The minister stated that the state well being division has counselled 47,000 migrant staff staying in 944 shelter camps by conducting psychological well being camps for them.