With the state seeing a alarming rise in coronavirus cases , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has noiw announced setting up of a ‘plasma bank’ to save lives of serious COVID-19 patients in the national capital.
Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said the bank will start working in the next two days, adding that the AAP government will encourage those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma.
The chief minister said that a helpline will be set up by the government for queries related to donation of plasma.
Kejriwal said that his government has so far conducted clinical trial of plasma therapy on 29 COVID-19 patients and the result was “encouraging”.
The chief minister also announced that a sum of Rs one crore will be given to the family of LNJP Dr Aseem Gupta, who died due to COVID-19.
The 52-year-old doctor served in the front line of the war against the pandemic at the government facility, and died of novel coronavirus infection in an ICU of a private hospital on Sunday.
Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah in aninterview to ANI explained how Centre and Delhi government are coordinating in the covid-19 battle . “Manish Sisodia’s statement (of 5.5 lakh cases by July-end), PM also asked me, Home Ministry, to help Delhi Govt. Soon after, a coordination meeting was called and a number of decisions, including testing of all individuals in containment zones, were taken”, said Amit Shah. Shah further stated, There is coordination…Arvind Kejriwal is always kept in the loop. He is also involved in decision making. Some political statements may have been made but no impact on decision making.