In the wake of a spike of Coronavirus aka COVID-19, New Delhi Government decided to set up Plasma Bank within 2 days announced Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
On Monday, he announced the news and also urged the coronavirus recovered patients to donate the plasma which will help the people who are undergoing treatment to recover fast.
The facility will be set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj and people who are ready to donate plasma will be given travel arrangements by the government.
With the high demand for Plasma for treating Coronavirus infection, Delhi will be the first place in India where a dedicated Plasma Bank will be set up which will help the coronavirus victims to get cured fast.
“In the first phase, we conducted plasma trials on 29 patients. The results are good. I am not saying it is a life-saving therapy for all. It helps stabilize the respiratory rate of moderate to severe patients. But it cannot save serious patients,” CM Arvind Kejriwal said during the meeting.
He also said, “It cannot be randomly sought by any Covid-19 patient. After a recommendation, the concerned hospital has to inform ILBS for plasma,”
So not every patient will be undertaking plasma therapy, only after the prescription from the doctor, one will undergo the plasma therapy.
The government will be setting up a helpline to reach out to recovered patients and ask them to donate plasma.