Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that immediate action is being taken to set up a plasma bank in the country after Delhi at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH).
Health Minister C Vijayabasker stated that a Plasma therapy trial will soon be initiated in Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital. More patients would soon be treated at government medical hospitals in Stanley and Omandurar here and in facilities at Thirichirapalli,Salem and Coimbatore using same method.
“Expeditious action is being taken by the government to set up a plasma bank at the RGGGH,” Cheif Minister tweeted.
“Being set up at an estimated cost of Rs two crore, the facility would be the second such one in the country after Delhi” he added.
Out 20 Covid-19 patients treated through plasma treatment at RGGGH 18 have recovered with the approval of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) one patient was successful with the treatment undergone at the Madurai Rajaji Government Hospital.
The Plasma Bank in Delhi is working under the guidance of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi’s Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. According to the government,it is observed that around 200 millilitres of plasma from recovered donors should be administered for two successive days to the recipient patients to help in fighting the corona virus.