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Odisha Chief Minister Inaugurates Odisha’s Second Plasma Bank

Bhubaneswar:28/7/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the people to make plasma donation a mass movement so that no one is deprived of the facility. Inaugurating Odisha’s Second Plasma Bank at Capital Hospital and launching a web portal for plasma donors on Tuesday here, Patnaik urged the people to donate plasma freely to save lives.

A total of five plasma banks have been planned in Odisha as per the orders of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for coronavirus patients. A total of 46 units of plasma have been collected from 23 cured COVID survivors in the last two weeks.

The plasma therapy has been proved beneficial in the treatment of COVID patients. Two critical coronavirus patients have been fully cured by plasma therapy. The first plasma bank started at SCB Medical College and Hospital on July 15.

Rashmi Ranjan Sahoo donated his plasma at the newly launched centre today. He recounted his experience during coronavirus treatment.

During the inauguration ceremony, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that the third plasma bank will begin operation at IGH Rourkela on Tuesday. Two other plasma banks at VIMSAR MCH Burla and MKCG MCH Berhampur by next week, Tripathy said.

The Chief Minister appreciated the gesture of Odisha police, NDRF jawans, and fire brigade personnel by donating plasma for the treatment of coronavirus patients.

Those who are interested in donating plasma can register through www. Covid19.odisha.gov.in. They will have to click the Plasma Donor Self Registration.

Health Minister Naba Das appreciated the efforts of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to introduce plasma therapy for the treatment of corona patients.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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