Plasma to be supplied freed from value, no sale or buy to be allowed, says Punjab CM

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30

Amid spiralling COVID infections and deaths, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday stated plasma could be supplied freed from value by the state authorities to all these in want, a press launch by the state authorities learn.

Captain Amarinder directed the Health Department to strictly make sure that COVID-19 sufferers weren’t charged for plasma remedy and that no person was allowed to purchase or promote plasma, which has confirmed a life-saver in lots of circumstances within the absence of any remedy for COVID-19.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh additionally appealed to the recovered COVID sufferers to return ahead to save lots of the lives of others. He urged DCs and well being division officers, throughout a COVID administration evaluate video-conference assembly, to inspire such sufferers to donate plasma. Currently, there have been round 10,000 recovered COVID sufferers within the state, he stated, including that his authorities’s precedence was to save lots of every life in Punjab.

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The Chief Minister requested the Health Department to expedite establishing of two new plasma banks at Amritsar and Faridkot, to complement the one already operational in Patiala. He was knowledgeable by Minister OP Soni that the approvals for the brand new banks had already been acquired and tenders had been being floated for procurement of kit, the press launch additional learn.

Expressing concern over the rising variety of circumstances within the state, Captain Amarinder Singh additionally requested Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu to ship a viable proposal for earmarking 10 beds in all district hospitals for therapy and care of gentle/minor circumstances of an infection. The Health Minister had earlier proposed such devoted facility in all of the civil hospitals of the state.

The Chief Minister additionally requested the DCs to make sure correct coordination and care within the tertiary services for the very sick sufferers and in addition work intently with the devoted nodal officers appointed in 5 districts with the very best caseload. These officers have been tasked with making certain high-quality therapy in session with consultants led by Dr KK Talwar.

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan prompt that each one area officers, together with DCs and SSPs, ought to stay at their headquarter cities even at night time for the subsequent two months, as this was a essential interval for Punjab, with a projected spike throughout this time. These officers are anticipated to be in charge of the state of affairs always, she added.

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