Delhi to set up plasma bank to treat COVID-19 patients

Elias Hubbard
June 29, 2020

Update at 4.25pm: The Delhi high court on Monday asked the Centre, Delhi government and police to reply to a plea by several foreign nationals connected to Tablighi Jamaat, who participated in the religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz event during the Covid-19 lockdown, seeking permission to add three more places of alternate accommodation for them.Update at 3.22pm: The Delhi high court on Monday made a decision to restrict its functioning as also of the district courts to urgent matters only till July 15, in view of the prevalent Covid-19 pandemic situation. A helpline will also be set up by for queries related to donation of plasma.

The country's first plasma bank will be set-up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS Hospital) in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. "The plasma bank which we are setting up in Delhi will perhaps be the first in India".

He said that his government will make transportation arrangements for those willing to donate their plasma. "His colleagues speak about the dedication and commitment with which he served patients", Kejriwal said in an online press briefing. "Those patients who are in moderate stage.this therapy is very helpful for them", he said.

Kejriwal appealed to recovered patients to donate their plasma and help save lives. It is aimed at assessing the efficacy of convalescent plasma to limit complications in COVID patients.

The Arvind Kejriwal government "turned its back" on the people of Delhi amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Union Home minister Amit Shah had to take over the command of Delhi to provide proper healthcare facilities to the people, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said on Sunday. Gupta, 56, had tested positive for coronavirus on June 6. He has now recovered.

"Dr Aseem Gupta, a senior doctor of LNJP Hospital succumbed to Covid yday". It's recovery rate is going up, death rate is reducing, ICU capacity is being ramped up - the hospital is saving so many lives. "People were donating plasma earlier too but now we have created a system", Kejriwal said.

The global coronavirus tally has crossed the one crore-mark, with 1,01,14,726 cases.

The number of containment zones in the city also jumped to 421 on Sunday from 280 after the re-mapping of such areas.

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