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As the number of recoveries goes up, demand for oxygen, ventilators falls

ICMR is also likely to delete the use of plasma therapy for Covid-19 treatment from the national guidelines

Hospital, Coronavirus
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Breathing tubes hang next to a Covid-19 patient on a ventilator

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
India has recorded the highest number of recovered Covid-19 patients in the world at 6.7 million. With this, the number of Covid patients requiring ventilators, ICU and oxygen support has also been steadily declining.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is likely to issue an advisory based on the interim findings of the solidarity trial that showed that drugs such as Remdesivir and Hydroxychloroquine are not very effective in treating the disease.

“The study is yet to be peer reviewed, but debates and discussions are going on. These drugs are not performing as expected. We will take into

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First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 7:28 PM IST

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