Country’s highest capacity Plasma Bank launched in Lucknow

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People cured from corona infection should donate more plasma: Governor

Lucknow, August 15: Uttar Pradesh’s Governor Anandiben Patel inaugurated the state’s first ‘Plasma Bank’ set up by the Department of Transfusion Medicine of King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow on Saturday via video conferencing from Raj Bhavan.

The Governor appealed on the occasion that people recovering from corona infection should donate more plasma. This is an important opportunity for service and human service to the country.

She said that if the life of an infected person is saved, then his entire family will pray with him.

On this occasion, the Governor said that in plasma therapy, antibodies in the patient’s body are made better to fight the virus when a person has a corona virus infection, his body starts producing antibodies in the plasma present in his blood to fight the infection and this antibiotic present in the plasma helps to eliminate the infection of the coronavirus.

The governor further said that Covid-19 is a pandemic caused by micro-virus. It has forced the entire world to learn and think a lot. If you talk about India’s perspective, due to corona infection, the number of ventilators in the country’s hospitals has been increased. Newly created ventilators are becoming available at a lower price than before.

She pointed out that similarly we used to import PPE kits for use in the medical field earlier and limited quantities of masks and gloves were produced in the country. However, due to the impact of deadly virus, a large number of PPE kits, masks are being produced in the country today. We have also become self-reliant in this field.

Many patients have been given plasma

So far, 45 corona winners have donated plasma in the KGMU. Plasma has been given to 25 patients. Plasma has been supplied to patients admitted in many districts. Patients recovering from KGMU and other institutions are being motivated for plasma donation. Doctors and staff who get infected during treatment at KGMU are being asked to donate plasma. Similarly, those patients to whom plasma is being donated, their family members are being asked to donate plasma from the cured patients.

According to Head of Department, Department of Transfusion Medicine Prof Tulika Chandra, there are plasma banks in Delhi and Maharashtra. KGMU will have higher plasma retaining capacity. About 830 units of plasma can be kept. Efficiency can be easily increased when needed.

The rapid spread of coronavirus infection continues across the state. The growing infection, especially in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh remains a major challenge for the health department.

Of the 3,791 samples tested on Friday at the Microbiology Department of the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in the capital, 421 reported positive on Saturday.

These include 332 of Lucknow, 37 of Basti, 23 of Barabanki, 08 of Hardoi, 06 of Shahjahanpur, 03 of Ayodhya, 02 of Amethi and 01 of Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Sitapur, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Bijnor, Santakbirnagar, Bahraich, Farrukhabad and Ballia 01- Includes 01 patient.

Along with this, new cases of deadly virus have also been confirmed in reports from other laboratories.

In the capital Lucknow on Friday, six patients died of highly contagious disease, while 652 new patients were surfaced.

According to the hospital, four of the dead were residents of Lucknow, two from other districts.

Amidst the growing infection, it is good news that infected people are also winning the battle.

Patients admitted to other Covid hospitals including KGMU, Lohia Institute, PGI, Lokbandhu, RSM Hospital are also recovering. On Friday, 504 patients admitted to various hospitals returned home after being cured.

Meanwhile, the number of cancer patients in the ongoing OPD of incurable diseases in KGMU due to Covid-19 has been fixed. KGMU operates 56 departments. It has OPD of around 30 departments.

According to the hospital, every day, nine to ten thousand patients were visiting for treatment before the corona period. OPD services were discontinued due to corona infection. Only OPD and fever clinics of incurable diseases like cancer, kidneys are going on. Now only 50 new patients will be seen in the cancer department.

According to the institute’s media spokesperson, Dr Sudhir Singh, it has been decided to see 50 patients due to infection.

At the same time, serious patients of Covid-19 will get Plasma Bank present today on Independence Day. KGMU will launch the country’s highest capacity plasma bank. It will be inaugurated by Governor Anandiben Patel in the evening.