Odisha Fights COVID-19: Plasma Therapy Begins At Cuttack’s Ashwini Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The Plasma therapy treatment for COVID-19 patients has begun at Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack city on Thursday.

A 48-year-old critically-ill COVID-19 patient at Cuttack Ashwini hospital has been administered to B Positive plasma. Blood plasma has been collected from four donors at Cuttack SCB, informed Jayant Panda, State government’s technical adviser on coronavirus.

Notably, four persons, including a pediatrician, who have already recovered from COVID-19, volunteered to donate plasma. More than 300 others have also come forward to do the same for the next phases.

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It was decided to begin services in the SUM Hospital and KIIMS Hospital in Bhubaneswar and Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack while a dedicated plasma bank has been set up at SCB Medical College and Hospital.

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On Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients will be made available free of cost to the people of the state and also inaugurated the Plasma Bank at SCB Medical College, Cuttack through video conference.

A plasma therapy is a procedure that involves the use of antibodies from the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat other infected people.

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