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Highlights:-

  • Central government has given the permission for the plasma therapy treatment to hospitals
  • Only COVID-19 recovered patients can donate their plasma
  • Plasma Bank will start operation in the next two days
  • Kejriwal appeals to COVID-19 recovered patients to donate their plasma

New Delhi: On Monday, the Chief Minister of New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal addressed media and inform that Central government has given permission for the plasma therapy treatment to hospitals and Delhi government has decided to start a ‘Plasma Bank’ for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, but he added that only COVID-19 recovered patients can donate their plasma.

Delhi CM said “Only COVID-19 recovered patients can donate their plasma as an antibody builds in their blood that helps to recover. However, Plasma Bank will start operation in the next two days and will be set-up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi. Kejriwal appeals to COVID-19 recovered patients to donate their plasma and said anyone who needs plasma will need a recommendation from a doctor.

“As I earlier informed that we already did a trial of plasma therapy on nearly 29 patients and the result we receive was quite well and rapture. There are two things that mainly occurred in Corona patients are first lack of oxygen level and increasing problem in the respiratory system.  Normally the Oxygen level should be 95 but it drops up to 80 to 75 and respiration should be 15 but it increases up to 25 due to respiration problem you could not breathe properly. So far, we witness that if plasma therapy treatment will be given to the patients, their oxygen level gets increases and also improves respiration level which drops to normal” said Kejriwal.

Kejriwal also paid tribute to Dr. Aseem Gupta, a senior doctor of LNJP Hospital who passed away due to COVID19. He salutes his spirit, hard work, and given compensation amount of Rs 1 Crore from government. 

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