April 30, 2020
Lav Aggarwal cautioned against hoping too much too soon from studies underway as, he said, that studies take time and have to go through various stages.
On being asked about US study on remdesivir, Health Ministry’s Joint Secretary Lav Aggarwal said that the researches conducting the study have said that the trial is still on with some positive outcome, “but again, this is still inconclusive.”
Earlier as well, the Centre had cautioned the public against deeming the convalescent plasma therapy as the cure Covid-19. While the therapy is being administered at various Covid-19 hospitals across India on a trial basis, Lav Aggarwal had said that it is still an experimental drug.