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Vietnam mulls stem cells, plasma for Covid-19 treatment


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Doctors take care of a Covid-19 patient at an intensive care unit in HCMC's Thu Duc City, Sept. 13, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

 

The Health Ministry will study two methods to treat Covid-19 patients using stem cells and plasma as proposed by a local scientist.

 

As requested Monday by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who is leading the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control, the Ministry of Health will consider umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplantation for Covid-19 patients showing signs of respiratory failure, while providing the plasma of those who beat the coronavirus to critical patients.

 

Both methods were proposed earlier to the PM by Professor Nguyen Thanh Liem, a leading pediatric endoscopic surgeon and director of the Vinmec Research Institute for Stem Cell and Gene Technology.

 

Full Story: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-mulls-stem-cells-plasma-for-covid-19-treatment-4359836.html

 

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