PLASMA BANKS: INDIA’S NEW WAY TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

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Coronavirus has taken its toll and it is becoming more difficult each day to educate people that how suspension of all activities and social distancing is the only current possible way to deal with this pandemic. The first lockdown was imposed in March 2020, by the central government. Situations were under control since people realized that this is the only way to save their lives. However, the lockdown was mellowed down, the number of cases has reached a point where hospitals don’t even have beds for patients.
Out of all states, Delhi was one of the regions which was looking strategically very advanced and efficient to fight COVID 19 with plan of actions along with quarantine centres, however the impact is so widespread that no authority has been able to control the situation.
For the speedy recovery of the patients, plasma therapy was implemented Under which, antibodies from the blood of a person who has recovered from Covid-19 are taken and transfused into a coronavirus infected patient to boost the immune system to fight the infection. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated the national capital’s first plasma bank at state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) for treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Kejriwal said Covid-19 patients can donate their plasma 14 days after recovery. He expressed hope that plasma therapy will help in reducing Covid-19 casualties. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has laid out guidelines as to how a person can donate plasma in the national capital. The Delhi CM said that one can donate plasma if they are between the age of 18 and 60 and have recovered from Covid-19. A person, who has diabetes or insulin, or is a cancer survivor is not eligible to donate. If an individual’s blood pressure is more than 140 and diastolic less than 60 or more than 90, he or she can’t donate plasma.

With over 90,000 cases, Delhi is the worst affected state due to coronavirus after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Plasma therapy has resulted in speedy recoveries of the patients and inauguration of plasma banks will increase the stock via which doctors can treat patients with more ease.

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