Bhubaneswar:24/7/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said Plasma therapy has become effective and urged people to donate Plasma for recovery from COVID-19.
The Odisha CM has given the responsibility to different ministers to review the situation and monitor the donation of Plasma from districts.
The Chief Minister said the concerned ministers have been asked to get in touch with those people who have recovered from the disease. They will be requested to donate Plasma for enabling others to get cured of the dreaded disease.
Patnaik said it is encouraging to note that a 47-year old woman was recovered from coronavirus. He said it is his duty to see that no one dies of coronavirus. Life is precious.
The ministers in charge of the districts are: Niranjan Pujari(Puri),Bikram Keshari Arukh(Kandhamal, Ganjam),Prafulla Mallik(Bargarh),Ranedra Pratap Swain(Bhadrak, Kendrapara),Padnav Behera(Jharsuguda, Boudh),Pratap Jena(Mayurbhanj, Cuttack), Dr Arun Kumar Sahu(Nayagarh, Khurda),Sudam Marandi( Sonepur),Sushant Singh(Bolangir, Sambalpur, )Naba Kishore Das(Kalahandi, Nuapada),Tukuni Sahu( Deogarh, Sundargarh),Jagannath Saraka(Gajapati, Koraput),Dibya Shankar Mishra(Dhenkanal),Ashok Chandra Panda(Angul),Samir Rajan Das(Jajpur),Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi(Balasore),Premananda Nayak(Keonjhar),Raghunanda Das(Nabarangpur, Jagatsighpur), Padmini Diana(Rayagada) and Tushar Kanti Behera(Malkangiri).
Till date, 15200 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and on Friday alone 808 patients have recovered in a single day.
A patient can donate Plasma once in two weeks and one unit Plasma can cure two persons. The Plasma therapy was introduced in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, and Berhampur. Bhubaneswar and Berhampur have Plasma therapy banks. The IGH in Rourkela has a Plasma bank also.