Mumbai: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday that the recovered COVID-19 patients can donate plasma without the approval of doctors, regardless of residence.
He said that the Delhi government will start a number and standard operating procedure (SOP) in relation to the issue by tomorrow.
Answering a question on Twitter, if COVID-19 patients are recovered, they can donate to Delhi Plasma Bank Gurgaon and Ghaziabad residents, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “Anybody who is recovered from COVID-19 and subject to doctors clearance can donate plasma, irrespective of residence. We would launch a number and SOPs by tomorrow where people can call and donate.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that a ‘plasma bank’ would be set up in the national capital to help treat COVID-19 patients.
The Chief Minister said that the ‘Bank Plasma Bank’ will be established at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi.
According to medical experts, the bodies of people recovering from coronavirus produce an antibody/plasma in the blood which helps the person to fight the coronavirus. If a small part of this antibody/plasma is given to a significant patient, then the plasma helps the latter recover.
According to the Union Health Ministry, 87,360 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Delhi, including 26,270 active cases, 58,348 /fine/displaced/ 2,742 deaths.