Army, CAPF personnel to donate plasma in Assam

GUWAHATI: Indian Army and paramilitary forces personnel who have recovered from COVID-19 will donate plasma in Assam, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed.

‘In a significant development, heartening to share that we held a meeting with Lt Gen S Dayal, GOC 4 Corps ADG PI and senior officials of CAPF seeking their support to Assam’s #PlasmaBank. The officers assured that cured #COVID19 officials shall join this movement. Gratitude,’ Himanta tweeted.

Himanta on Monday held a meeting with Lt. General S Dayal, GOC 4 Corps of Indian Army, Assam’s Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna and senior officials of the paramilitary forces- CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB here in this regard.

Assam Health Department has set up two Plasma banks in the state – one at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and another at Tezpur Medical College and Hospital (TMCH) – to facilitate plasma therapy for critical COVID-19 patients.

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