While India is reporting a record surge in COVID-19 infections daily, everyone is staring at the vaccine to root out the deadly virus. But the current numbers of COVID-19 recovered patients in the country is the only positive sign.
Hence, people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. So, by donating your plasma, you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection.
Back home, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appealed to the Covid recovered persons to donate plasma for treatment of critical patients. True to the spirit of the organization ‘We Serve To Save’, ten Fire Services personnel who recovered from COVID-19 after Amphan duty came forward to donate plasma to help the critical patients fight the deadly virus.
Notably, 372 Fire Services personnel were deputed to Kolkata and Howrah to assist the West Bengal government in restoration work, post extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan. On return, 192 of them were infected with COVID-19 but now are on active duty after recovery.
Station Officer Prakash Chandra Muduli of Jaleswar Fire Station, Station Officer Sourav Rout of Jajpur Road Fire Station and Fireman-216, Satyabrat Routray of Mahakalpada Fire Station donated plasma at SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack from among the ten fire services personnel who volunteered to donate plasma in the first phase.
Dr Satyajit Mohanty, DGP, Fire Services felicitated the three Fire Services personnel at Fire Headquarters, Cuttack for their generous act during these testing times. Mohanty appreciated the efforts of the fire services personnel who not only helped the West Bengal government post the Amphan destruction but also showed their humane side by donating plasma. The 1988-batch IPS officer added that more fire service personnel have volunteered to donate plasma in the coming weeks.
The Interview Times salutes the spirit of COVID-19 warriors for donating plasma during critical times and proving that no force on earth is greater than humanity!
Article Written By Subhojit Panda
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