GUWAHATI, Aug 24 - As many as 19 journalists of the State who have won the battle against COVID-19 today registered their names for donating plasma in a plasma donation camp organised by the Gauhati Press Club (GPC).
The plasma donation camp was held, in association with the National Health Mission, Assam, on the premises of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, which was attended by State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Appreciating the initiative, Dr Sarma said, �This is the first-of-its-kind initiative by any journalist club or body in India. The journalists are fighting with the virus from the beginning.�
Dr Sarma also urged the journalists across the State to come forward to donate plasma for the noble cause. Responding to the clarion call made by Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the club has decided to conduct the plasma donation programme with Covid warrior journalists. Altogether 19 journalists come forward to take part in the initiative.
�Amid the pandemic, journalists are doing their duties by overcoming all COVID-19 induced challenges. While doing their duties, many journalists also got infected with the virus. After getting cured from the infection, our journalist friends are going to contribute to the society through plasma donation,� GPC general secretary Sanjoy Ray said.
Along with Ray, GPC president Manoj Kumar Nath and sports secretary Dhiraj Hazarika were also present on the occasion.