Delhi to have plasma bank to treat Coronavirus patients

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that the capital will build India’s first plasma bank after the government received positive results from the trials.

“Delhi govt will set up Plasma bank. The bank will start operation in two days. This ‘Plasma Bank’ will be set-up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi. Anyone who needs plasma will need a recommendation from a doctor,” he said, appealing people to donate plasma to save lives of those affected by the virus.

Meanwhile active cases in India inched closer to 5.5 lakh-mark with 19,459 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The toll also rose to 16,459 after 380 deaths were reported. Of the 5,48,318 cases, 3.2 lakh patients have recovered, while 2.1 lakh infections are still active.

Amid the surge, several states including Assam and Manipur have reimposed full or partial lockdown, while others like Telangana are pondering on imposing fresh curbs. The last one lakh cases in India have been added in less than a week