Bahrain had initiated plasma treatment which involves taking a blood sample from the donor at the lab and taking the antibodies within the blood. These antibodies would help assist infected patients in decreasing respiratory inflammation.
“We have completed the clinical project on 40 patients and the results are being analyzed by experts. Visits from different scientific centres have been reported to ensure the efficiency of the treatment. The results will be announced once the actual results are received from the specialized teams” said Lt. Col. Dr Manaf Al Qahtani-Member of the National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Meanwhile, over 330,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Bahrain which when compared to the population in Bahrain, is the highest among countries, highlighted Dr Jameela Al Salman-Consultant of Infectious and Internal Diseases at Salmaniya Medical Complex.
“All measure that we follow, even to receive the best recovery percentage compared to countries regionally and internationally is due to the healthcare, early-stage test, isolation of the cases and providing the treatment protocol, following the updates related to COVID-19 and continuous research,” said Dr Jameela.