Plasma therapy has been used to treat people with people suffering from COVID-19. Till now the scientists are working on vaccines and even the human trials have also started but now Plasma donation is helping to fight against this deadly virus.
Till now 23 people have donated plasma with which 46 COVID-19 patients can be treated. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoping that Plasma donation becomes a people’s movement to help the Coronavirus patients.
A plasma bank was inaugurated by our CM at Capital Hospital where he made a special mention of the recovered police, fire, and NDRF personnel who donated plasma. He expressed his gratitude towards this initiative and appreciated this humble gesture for saving the lives of other people. Even a web portal was also launched by CM for plasma donors.
Around 23 recovered people have donated their plasma in which 46 COVID patients can be treated. “Preliminary results of Covid-19 plasma therapy in Odisha have been very encouraging. I am sure plasma donation with the participation of more and more people will become a community-driven people’s movement,” CM said.
With this plasma therapy, 4 critically ill patients have been recovered who was suffering from highly infectious disease. On 24th July, a 48-year-old woman from Cuttack was the first person to recover from Plasma therapy at Ashwini COVID Hospital. On 15th July the Plasma therapy started Sum Hospital, KIMS Hospital, and Ashwini Hospital.
The CM also informed that more plasma banks will be coming up at IGH, Rourkela, VIMSAR, Burla, and MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur. Even the web portal will ensure in less difficulty while registration for plasma donors and the database of all the recovered COVID cases will also be mentioned in a database.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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