STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Western Odisha gets its first plasma bank

The plasma bank at IGH is the third such facility in the State. Naveen informed that similar banks will be set up at Berhampur and Burla.

Published: 01st August 2020 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2020 08:55 AM   |  A+A-

A Covid survivor donates his plasma at the new facility on Friday | Express

By Express News Service

ROURKELA: The first plasma bank of western Odisha became operational at the RSP-run Ispat General Hospital (IGH) on Friday.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the facility through video-conferencing. The occasion was marked by plasma donation by three Covid-19 survivors. Another 100 cured patients have also volunteered to donate plasma for treatment of critical Covid-19 cases. The plasma bank is funded by the District Mineral Foundation of Sundargarh.

Naveen said, “The world and Odisha are fighting the global pandemic Covid-19 and it is plasma therapy that has brought a ray of hope for countless patients and their families. It is an effective medical procedure in so many cases.”

The CM further said it is matter of joy to inaugurate the State’s third plasma therapy facility at IGH, Rourkela in western Odisha.The plasma bank at IGH is the third such facility in the State. Naveen informed that similar banks will be set up at Berhampur and Burla.

Meanwhile, as many as 75 positive cases were detected in Sundargarh on Friday taking the tally to 1,373 in the district. Of the total Covid-19 cases, 826 have recovered and 536 are active. The district has so far reported 11 Covid-related deaths.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp