SILCHAR, Aug 30 - In what could be called an encouraging development, as many as 49 persons from Barak Valley who had been affected with symptoms of COVID-19 and recovered have responded to the requests made by the Government as well the district administration and donated plasma for the cause of humanity at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), said Dr Bhaskar Gupta, Vice Principal of the hospital.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Dr Gupta said, �so far, 49 people have donated plasma at the hospital while 94 patients have received plasma, including Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar. Of the total units of plasma received, five were from Guwahati, while another five were from Tezpur.�
Elaborating on the COVID-19 cases at the hospital, Dr Gupta said out of the 84,398 RTPCR samples tested, 4,158 samples have turned out to be COVID-19 positive, while 615 have been found to be positive from the 5,141 samples of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) done so far.
There are 20 critical patients at the hospital and five of them are in the High Dependency Unit, while 15 others are under treatment at the ICU. One patient is kept under ventilator support.
While there have been three non-COVID-19 casualties recorded at the hospital in the last 24 hours, 1,246 patients have been discharged from the hospital till date, the Vice Principal maintained.