GUWAHATI, Aug 6 - Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has urged the security forces to come forward to donate plasma to save precious human lives. He made the appeal at a meeting of representatives of all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Army deployed in the North East held here on August 3 under his chairmanship.
Siddhartha Sankar Sarmah, DIG, CISF North Eastern Zone HQrs informed the minister that CISF personnel would willingly come forward to contribute to the noble cause. Accordingly, two eligible CISF personnel of ONGC Jorhat unit donated plasma at the Guwahati Medical College Plasma Bank facility today. The two donors were Rahul Kumar, ASI/Exe serving in the force since 2016, and Rahul Dochania, ASI/Exe, appointed in 2016.
Jorhat district has among the highest concentration of COVID-19 positive cases. However, under the leadership of Rohit Katiyar, Sr Commandant CISF Unit, ONGC Jorhat, the situation has improved considerably in the last few days. Katiyar has also motivated all the eligible donors of CISF to contribute in the plasma donation campaign.
Inspector General, CISF, North Eastern Sector, Guwahati Anjani Kumar Singh has commended the CISF personnel under his command for their contribution in the plasma donation drive. He also called upon all the forces as well as the civil society to join hands in building a solid plasma bank sponsored by the Government of Assam.
Harendra Narayan, Assistant Inspector General, CISF North Eastern Sector HQrs, Guwahati also attended the meeting.