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Plasma bank inaugurated at JMCH

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Aug 5 - The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Pijush Hazarika on Tuesday inaugurated a plasma bank at JMCH.

While inaugurating the bank, Hazarika told newsmen that plasma donation by symptomatic COVID-19 recovered patients could be a significant contribution towards in the fight against the disease.

He claimed that plasma therapy to the COVID-19 patients have shown positive results at GMCH which is a good sign as far as COVID treatment is concerned.

Stressing on the need to generate more awareness about plasma donation by the cured symptomatic patients, the Minister said that donation of plasma by one recovered patient normally could be used to cure two patients suffering from novel coronavirus.

He suggested that like the campaign of blood donation slogan that says blood donation is a great act of humanity, the plasma donation by recovered COVID-19 patients too should be promoted similarly.

Hazarika said that other medical colleges in the State will be having the plasma banks and already a few colleges like Tezpur, Dibrugarh have started it.

Three recovered patients donated plasma on Tuesday and they were handed over certificates by the Minister. The three donors were Lakhyajit Bordoloi (29) of Sonarigaon, Nawal Kishore Sharma (27) and Anjali Sharma (26) both from Titabar (Jorhat district).

Cong protests poor healthcare service: All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary and former MLA Rana Goswami staged a protest against lack of treatment for the COVID-19 patients at the Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH). The secretary along with Congress members held the protest in front of the JMCH.

Goswami and the protesters, holding placards, and shouting slogans, were accompanied by family members of two persons who died at JMCH recently due to alleged delay in treatment.

Goswami said that he, as a former public representative of Jorhat, came to the streets after many people complained to him of patients with serious ailments brought to JMCH were not immediately attended to due to the alleged practice of awaiting for COVID-19 results.

Goswami said that he and his party was with the Government in the fight against novel coronavirus, but he added that in the name of COVID-19 protocol, patients with serious ailments should not be kept waiting without medical care till the swab test results were out.

The AICC secretary said that in many cases the results of patients brought in serious condition had turned out later to be COVID-19 negative.

It may be mentioned here that last week a group of citizens of Jorhat had sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister and Health Minister seeking their intervention for providing immediate and adequate medical treatment to common public suffering from serious ailments.

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Plasma bank inaugurated at JMCH

JORHAT, Aug 5 - The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Pijush Hazarika on Tuesday inaugurated a plasma bank at JMCH.

While inaugurating the bank, Hazarika told newsmen that plasma donation by symptomatic COVID-19 recovered patients could be a significant contribution towards in the fight against the disease.

He claimed that plasma therapy to the COVID-19 patients have shown positive results at GMCH which is a good sign as far as COVID treatment is concerned.

Stressing on the need to generate more awareness about plasma donation by the cured symptomatic patients, the Minister said that donation of plasma by one recovered patient normally could be used to cure two patients suffering from novel coronavirus.

He suggested that like the campaign of blood donation slogan that says blood donation is a great act of humanity, the plasma donation by recovered COVID-19 patients too should be promoted similarly.

Hazarika said that other medical colleges in the State will be having the plasma banks and already a few colleges like Tezpur, Dibrugarh have started it.

Three recovered patients donated plasma on Tuesday and they were handed over certificates by the Minister. The three donors were Lakhyajit Bordoloi (29) of Sonarigaon, Nawal Kishore Sharma (27) and Anjali Sharma (26) both from Titabar (Jorhat district).

Cong protests poor healthcare service: All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary and former MLA Rana Goswami staged a protest against lack of treatment for the COVID-19 patients at the Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH). The secretary along with Congress members held the protest in front of the JMCH.

Goswami and the protesters, holding placards, and shouting slogans, were accompanied by family members of two persons who died at JMCH recently due to alleged delay in treatment.

Goswami said that he, as a former public representative of Jorhat, came to the streets after many people complained to him of patients with serious ailments brought to JMCH were not immediately attended to due to the alleged practice of awaiting for COVID-19 results.

Goswami said that he and his party was with the Government in the fight against novel coronavirus, but he added that in the name of COVID-19 protocol, patients with serious ailments should not be kept waiting without medical care till the swab test results were out.

The AICC secretary said that in many cases the results of patients brought in serious condition had turned out later to be COVID-19 negative.

It may be mentioned here that last week a group of citizens of Jorhat had sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister and Health Minister seeking their intervention for providing immediate and adequate medical treatment to common public suffering from serious ailments.