New Delhi, July 14: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated Delhi’s second plasma bank at the state-run Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital and said plasma has proven to be helpful in the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
The new facility has come up 15 days after the first plasma bank was set up at the ILBS hospital here.
Following his visit, Mr Kejriwal tweeted, “After the huge success of our first plasma bank, we launched Delhi’s 2nd plasma bank today at LNJP Hospital #DelhiFightsCorona.”
The Delhi government has set-up India’s first plasma bank at the ILBS Hospital, to maintain a plasma stock from those who have already recovered from Corona.
Briefing the media following his visit, Mr Kejriwal said, “Today, Dr Suresh and his team have started Delhi’s second plasma bank at the LNJP Hospital. Delhi was the first state to have launched India’s first plasma bank at the ILBS hospital, and soon the second plasma bank has also been started.”
“Plasma has been proven to be helpful in the treatment of Corona patients and saving their lives until a vaccine comes. We are not claiming that 100 per cent of lives will be saved through the plasma, but it has been effective in treating people until now. Plasma has also played an important role in the declining death rate in Delhi,” he said.
“LNJP is located in central Delhi, and so, it will be convenient for people to reach here and donate plasma,” the CM said.