Bhubaneswar, July 31: Plasma therapy facility for serious Covid-19 patients at Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkela was today inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Earlier, plasma therapy was started at SCB Medical College in Cuttack and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Simanchal Gouda, a cured patient, donated plasma at IGH today.
A total of five plasma banks have been planned in Odisha as per the orders of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for coronavirus patients.
On July 15, the Chief Minister had inaugurated the Covid Plasma Bank for treatment of serious Covid patients at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. With this, Odisha joins a select club of very few states who have introduced Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the treatment of serious Covid patients. Odisha is the third state besides Delhi and Maharastra to start this procedure.