Delhi government launches India’s first ‘Plasma Bank’ to ease the treatment of ongoing pandemic

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Published by Lokendra Sharma on 03 Jul 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently inaugurated India’s first ‘Plasma Bank’ in Delhi. To tell you, it is set up at Delhi’s ILBS Hospital and the main purpose of setting up this bank is to pool in plasma from the recovered people and use it for the treatment of the people who are affected by the ongoing pandemic. 

In his recent interaction, Arvin Kejriwal said, “We have not got a vaccine for the ongoing pandemic yet. Till the time we don’t get it, plasma treatment will help us a lot. People found it very difficult to get plasma and thus, the situation got messed up in Delhi. We hope that the situation will improve with the opening of the plasma bank.”

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India’s first Plasma Bank to be set up in Delhi The Delhi government will set up a first-of-its-kind ‘plasma bank’ in the country for treating COVID-19 patients. It will be set up at the Delhi government-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences and doctors or hospitals will have to approach it for plasma if a COVID-19 patient needs the same. The plasma bank will start its operation by 2nd July 2020. Plasma Facility: The Delhi government will encourage those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma. A helpline will also be set up for queries related to the donation of plasma. The government will also make transportation arrangements for those willing to donate their plasma. The relatives of a COVID-19 patient are free to give plasma to the patient and it is not necessary to only donate to the bank. The government and private hospitals will be able to get plasma from the facility. Important takeaways for all competitive exams: Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal. Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal #plasma #covid_19 #plasmabank #chiefminister #arvindkejriwal

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He further said, “Even if hundreds of people have recovered from the ongoing pandemic in Delhi, the number of people who will donate the plasma will be far lower due to some parameters. I request those who fit the request parameters to come and donate plasma as there are no complications involved in this.”

Talking about Plasma therapy, it is based on a simple principle that the blood of a recovered person is rich in antibodies. So, if the blood from a successfully recovered person is transferred to the affected person, there are chances that the immunity of the affected person will be rebuilt. 

For the unversed, Arvind Kejriwal has also launched a helpline 1031 where people can register themselves for plasma donation. Interested citizens can register themselves by sending a message on the WhatsApp number 8800007722 or also through the Delhi government’s website.

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