Berhampur: The Ganjam administration on Tuesday informed about the first three coronavirus patients, who were administered plasma at Tata COVID Hospital at Sitalapalli, recovering from the infection.
“Glad to share that these are the first three patients who got Plasma & got cured in Tata Hospital. We appreciate the efforts of our doctors,” Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange tweeted.
The Ganjam collector has also appealed to recovered COVID-19 patients to come forward for plasma donation.
According to the district administration, 205 survivours have registered themselves to donate plasma for the treatment of critical patients. Ganjam had 5996 recovered patients till July 27.
Plasma therapy began at the hospital in Ganjam district on July 21. The government will also be setting up a Plasma bank at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur to store the collected plasma.
Odisha had reported its first recovery through plasma therapy on July 24 when a 48-year-old woman of Cuttack was cured of the infection after the procedure at Ashwini COVID Hospital there.
The service is currently available in SUM Hospital and KIMS Hospital in Bhubaneswar, Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack and Tata Hospital in Ganjam. The stat’s only Plasma Bank is at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, which acts as the nodal centre.