coronavirus update indiaas on : 24 September 2020 05:13 GMT+5:30
Delhi: India's First Plasma Bank Opens,CM Arvind Kejriwal Urges Coronavirus Pateints To Donate Blood
Arvind Kejriwal urged the news media to also drive campaigns to motivate more people to donate plasma to save the lives of others.
Delhi: India's First Plasma Bank Opens, CM Arvind Kejriwal Urges Coronavirus Patients To Donate Blood
New Delhi: On Thursday afternoon the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has inaugurated the country's first "Plasma Bank" through video conference in an effort to cure coronavirus patients.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader has appealed recovered coronavirus patients aged between 18 and 60, with no comorbidities to donate plasma.
Plasma bank starts from today.. https://t.co/THxcAPeiSC— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 2, 2020
A number has issued for those interested persons to call at 1031 or contact through WhatsApp at 8800007722 to donate plasma.
"If you are eligible & willing to donate plasma, then you may call us at 1031 or you can WhatsApp us at 8800007722. Our doctors will then get in touch with you to further confirm your eligibility," Kejriwal said.
"If you have recovered from #COVID19 & your age is between 18 and 60 & your weight is above 50 kg, then you may donate plasma for #COVID19 patients. However, women who have given birth or the persons with comorbidities, are not eligible to donate plasma," he added.
The Institute of Liver and Billary Sciences(ILBS) has set up the "Plasma Bank" in Delhi.
Mr. Kejriwal has said that the Delhi government has decided to set up the plasma bank since the first plasma therapy trials were conducted in the national capital and the results were proved to be promising.
Whereas it will be the first plasma bank in the country. As per Mr. Kejriwal that of the 35 COVID parents who were given plasma at the LNJP hospital over the past few days,34 has survived.
"I appeal to COVID-19 recovered patients to donate their plasma because you are getting a chance to save other people's lives," said the Delhi Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister has also urged the news media to also drive the campaign to motivate more people to donate plasma to save the lives
In India, the total coronavirus cases today crossed the 6 lakh mark after 19,148 fresh infections were reported in the past 24 hours.
As per the data of the health ministry figures, there were 2,26,947 active cases in India whereas 3,59,859 patients have recovered while the total case count has gone up to 6,04,641. Whereas the death toll went up to 17,834 including 434 deaths in 24 hours.