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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Second Plasma Bank, Web Portal For Donors

After witnessing encouraging preliminary results of plasma therapy, Odisha government established the second plasma bank at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Second Plasma Bank, Web Portal For Donors
Highlights
  • In Odisha, first plasma bank was set-up at SCB Medical College and Hospital
  • Second plasma bank has been set-up at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar
  • Odisha government plans to launch three more plasma banks

New Delhi: “Plasma donation was started as a government initiative; I am sure that now with the participation of more and more people, this will be a community driven people’s movement”, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday (July 28) while inaugurating second plasma bank in the state and a web portal for donors. In an effort to ensure nobody in the state is deprived of the latest medical technology and treatment including plasma therapy, a plasma bank has been set-up at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Also Read: India’s Second Worst-Hit State By Coronavirus Pandemic, Tamil Nadu Launches A Plasma Bank

The Coronavirus pandemic is intensifying its grip with thousands of new cases being added everyday. The unavailability of a vaccine and treatment against the Novel Coronavirus is making matters worse. Under such a situation, plasma therapy which involves transfusion of antibodies (proteins that develop in people who have recovered from coronavirus infection) into a critically-ill COVID-19 patient has yielded encouraging results in saving lives.

On July 15, Odisha got the first plasma bank, established at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Talking about the same, CM Patnaik said,

Just about a fortnight ago plasma therapy was introduced in our state and the preliminary results of this treatment have been very encouraging. In two weeks’ time, 23 COVID survivors have donated plasma. This has given us the confidence to expand the service to other parts of the state by adding more plasma centres across the state.

The Chief Minister also informed that in the coming weeks, the state will get three more plasma banks at IGH Rourkela, VIMSAE Burla and MKCG Hospital Berhampur. The third plasma bank is expected to be launched on July 29.

Chief Minister Patnaik also launched a web portal to facilitate plasma donation where recovered patients can register themselves to donate plasma to save lives.

Also Read: Odisha Government Issues Guidelines For Disposal Of Bodies Of COVID-19 Patients

Mr Patnaik informed that plasma will be used to treat serious COVID-19 patients and said,

No one in the state would be deprived of access to the latest medical facilities. The state government is committed to providing the best medical care and treatment to the people of the state.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Patnaik thanked doctors and paramedics for making plasma therapy in the state successful. He also lauded the personnel of police, fire service and disaster response force personnel for voluntarily plasma donation.

What Is Plasma Therapy And How Does It Work?

Plasma therapy is based on the principle that the blood of a recovered patient is rich in antibodies needed to combat COVID-19. Antibodies are Y shaped proteins produced by a human body and used by the immune system to identify and neutralise foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. These antibodies are expected to help critical patients recover.

The procedure of donating plasma and transfusing it into someone’s body is similar to blood transfusion. Plasma from a patient who has recovered from coronavirus infection is taken out and infused Intravenously (IV).

Also Read: Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is Convalescent Plasma Therapy And How Effective Is It In Treating COVID-19 Patients?

Who Can Donate Plasma?

Anyone who falls in the age group of 18-60 years; has body weight above 55 Kilograms; has no comorbidities; must have recovered from COVID-19 disease with complete resolution of symptoms and has got at least one negative lab test within 28 days before donation.

Impact Of Coronavirus In Odisha

With close to 30,000 COVID-19 cases, Odisha accounts for 1.9 per cent of COVID-19 cases in India. Of the total, over 18,000 patients have recovered from the contagious disease and 159 deaths due to COVID have been reported. In the past one week, the state has started to report over 1,000 fresh cases daily. According to the official data, Ganjam district has the highest case load (close to 10,000 cases).

Also Read: Odisha Government Issues Advisory On Workplace COVID Management, Experts Say Such Outbreaks Are Inevitable

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World

24,15,50,353Cases
20,31,59,099Active
3,34,78,247Recovered
49,13,007Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,15,50,353 and 49,13,007 have died; 20,31,59,099 are active cases and 3,34,78,247 have recovered as on October 20, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,41,08,996 14,623Cases
1,78,0985,020Active
3,34,78,247 19,446Recovered
4,52,651 197Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,08,996 confirmed cases including 4,52,651 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,098 and 3,34,78,247 have recovered as on October 20, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,94,820 1,638

30,408 1,202

64,24,547 2,791

1,39,865 49

Kerala

48,68,640 7,643

80,857 2,922

47,60,781 10,488

27,002 77

Karnataka

29,84,022 349

9,129 64

29,36,926 399

37,967 14

Tamil Nadu

26,89,463 1,179

14,326 244

26,39,209 1,407

35,928 16

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,287 483

5,654 55

20,41,316 534

14,317 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,047 11

118 5

16,87,031 16

22,898

West Bengal

15,81,946 726

7,428 12

15,55,520 705

18,998 9

Delhi

14,39,441 36

322 24

14,14,029 11

25,090 1

Odisha

10,35,973 556

4,281 66

10,23,398 618

8,294 4

Chhattisgarh

10,05,701 20

188 1

9,91,943 21

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,392

38 5

9,45,400 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,326 18

185 8

8,16,055 26

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,700 10

79 2

7,82,098 12

10,523

Haryana

7,71,101 9

126 0

7,60,926 9

10,049

Bihar

7,26,033 5

42 2

7,16,330 7

9,661

Telangana

6,69,365 202

3,940 11

6,61,484 190

3,941 1

Assam

6,07,119 353

3,585 124

5,97,577 229

5,957

Punjab

6,02,081 22

216 3

5,85,316 20

16,549 5

Jharkhand

3,48,461 17

128 3

3,43,198 14

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,765 6

175 1

3,36,193 7

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,221 84

803 13

3,25,990 97

4,428

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,826 222

1,348 78

2,16,751 142

3,727 2

Goa

1,77,659 80

620 20

1,73,685 56

3,354 4

Puducherry

1,27,479 55

490 33

1,25,137 86

1,852 2

Manipur

1,22,899 95

1,358 25

1,19,640 116

1,901 4

Mizoram

1,14,466 665

10,768 606

1,03,305 1,269

393 2

Tripura

84,349 6

102 11

83,431 17

816

Meghalaya

83,079 65

740 37

80,900 101

1,439 1

Chandigarh

65,310 4

25 1

64,465 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,031 17

145 0

54,606 17

280

Sikkim

31,783 27

181 16

31,210 10

392 1

Nagaland

31,641 14

247 5

30,718 18

676 1

Ladakh

20,883 2

34 0

20,641 2

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

4 0

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646 4

8 1

7,509 3

129

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