The Delhi government has announced setting up of a plasma bank at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) for the treatment of covid-19 patients in next two days.
The facility will be made available for government and private hospitals after getting a doctor’s recommendation.
Addressing a press conference, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said looking at problems being faced by patients in arranging plasma, a common bank was being created. It is not mandatory for patients to reach out to the bank to undergo plasma therapy.
He appealed to the patients who have recovered from COVID-19, to donate their plasma and urged the media to run campaigns to motivate more and more people to donate plasma and save lives.
He said that every patient, whether admitted to a private hospital or a government hospital, will receive plasma from the bank. However, Plasma will be given only after a doctor's prescription.
CM Kejriwal said that the setting up of the Plasma Bank by the Delhi government to treat the COVID patients is the first of its kind initiative in the country.