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CM Kejriwal Says Delhi To Have “Plasma Bank”, Urges Covid Survivors To Donate Plasma

The plasma bank is situated at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj and will serve the purpose of co-ordination between plasma donors and receivers, the CM said.

New Delhi| In order to fight coronavirus, the Delhi government will create a plasma bank, CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. Delhi CM also urged those who have recovered from the infection to donate plasma to help other patients. He also assured that his government will arrange conveyance to the plasma bank for those willing to donate.

During a media briefing today, Kejriwal said, “The Delhi government will set up a plasma bank, I request people to donate plasma to save lives of COVID-19 patients.” He also added that the plasma bank will start operating in the national capital in the next two days. The Delhi CM also informed that his government has so far conducted clinical trails of plasma therapy on 29 coronavirus patients and that result was encouraging.

“I request all those (who have recovered from coronavirus) that it’s rare that you get to save lives. I request you to please come forward and donate. This is the true service of God,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

The plasma bank is situated at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj and will serve the purpose of co-ordination between plasma donors and receivers, the CM said.

“If you go there (plasma bank) to donate, there is no risk. We will arrange a conveyance for you to go there and donate. We will announce numbers in a few days for this system,” the Delhi CM added.

Delhi remains the second most-affected state by the coronavirus. It overtook Mumbai to become the worst-affected city due to the pandemic in the country. Delhi has 14.99% of the total cases in India.

The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi will increase in the coming days after a re-mapping of such areas as authorities have decided to divide them into micro clusters for better surveillance and contact-tracing, officials said on Friday.

 

 

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