Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 14, 2020, launched his government's second plasma bank at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital. This is the second plasma bank after the first one was set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.
Briefing the media about the plasma bank, Kejriwal said, “Delhi was the first state to have launched India's first plasma bank at the ILBS hospital, and soon the second plasma bank has also been started. Plasma has been proven to be helpful in the treatment of Corona patients and saving their lives until a vaccine comes.”
“We are not claiming that 100% of lives will be saved through the plasma, but it has been effective in treating people until now. Plasma has also played an important role in the declining death rate in Delhi. LNJP is located in central Delhi, and so, it will be convenient for people to reach here and donate plasma,” he added.
He informed that more than 200 people have taken plasma from ILBS so far. We do not want to store plasma in the plasma bank forever, but no one should suffer for lack of plasma either. The arrangement at the plasma bank should be such that one who comes to get plasma must get it easily,” he added.