Cuttack: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday donated plasma at SCB Medical College and Hospital, here after his recovery from COVID-19.
Pradhan, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in July, had recovered and tested negative for the virus one month back. He donated his plasma for the treatment of serious patients at the plasma bank in the hospital.
After donating the plasma, the minister said he felt a sense of self-satisfaction and requested those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma to save others’ lives.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated the State’s first plasma bank at SCB Hospital on July 15 in a bid to help the recovered patients donate their plasma for the treatment of other critical patients.