Mar 29, 2020 10:40 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 01, 2020 07:27 Asia/Tehran]
  • Dr. Masud Soleimani
    Dr. Masud Soleimani

A group of Iranian scientists is developing a treatment method that could help to cure coronavirus infected patients.

Iran PressIran News: According to Dr. Masud Soleimani, who recently came home from illegal detainment in the US, the research is being carried out with the support of the Health Ministry in two Tehran-based hospitals of Shariati and Masih Daneshvari.

In an interview with Mehr News Agency on Saturday night, Soleimani dismissed the reports as inaccurate, noting that this is not a drug but a method that is still being worked on.

ِDr. Masoud Soleimani says what he and his team are developing for the treatment of coronavirus is a stem cell “therapy”, not a drug, as reported in a media and reports quoting him as saying that the Corona medicine was developed and its initial test was positive is not true.

The results of the first phase of its clinical trial will be announced soon by the Health Ministry, he added.In the meantime, the spokesman for Iran’s Health Ministry, Kianoush Jahanpour said the country is developing a treatment method that could help prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, or  COVID-19, with the help of stem cells.

As the spokesman of the Health Ministry says, the results of the first phase of its clinical trial will be announced soon.

“This is not a drug but a method which uses mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) to treat coronavirus (patients),” Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday.

Iran’s Health Ministry announced that so far, 35,408 people in the country have definitely been infected with the Coronavirus, 2,517 people have died due to the virus and 11,679 have recovered. 212/ 205

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