Assam: Plasma demand up amid rise in COVID cases
Guwahati: As the state of Assam has been witnessing a massive spike in COVID-19 positive cases, there has been increasing demand for plasma in the state, informed Assam civil servant Pomi Baruah on Monday.
As the State Nodal Officer of the 104 helpline desk, Pomi Baruah also took to her official Twitter handle urging all the recovered COVID positive patients to call on 104 helpline and register for the Plasma Donation.
“Recovered COVID positive patients are requested to kindly call 104 and register for Plasma Donation. There is an increasing demand for plasma in #Assam and you are requested to come forward and help those in need,” tweeted Pomi Baruah.
It is to be noted that the Assam Government has started the plasma treatment for treating COVID-19 patients in the month of July last year and has also set up a plasma bank in Guwahati city.
As per a statement recorded in the media, Assam Health Minister earlier said, “Plasma is one component which does not have side effects. One plasma can save at least two lives. A person can donate 400 grams of plasma.”
Amidst the rising cases of COVID-19, Government of Assam had directed all the district administrations in the state to make necessary calls of their own, whenever the situation goes out of control.
Meanwhile, the state had recorded 639 new COVID cases as on April 18, 2021.
Presently, the active cases in Assam were reported to be around 5,268 with 1,135 death cases.