SILCHAR, July 28 - Following government instructions to popularise plasma donation to cure COVID-19 patients, the programme will soon start at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).
Addressing the media on Monday, SMCH principal Dr Babul Kumar Bezbaruah said, �we have received a letter from the government regarding plasma donation and accordingly, steps are being taken to start it here.�
Till Monday morning, 237 active COVID-19 patients were undergoing treatment at the hospital, Dr Bezbaruah informed.
While Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma is constantly appealing to persons who have recovered as symptomatic COVID-19 cases to come forward and donate plasma, the Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika in his recent visit to the hospital also reiterated the move for plasma donation.
The government has named District Media Expert Suman Choudhury as the nodal officer for plasma donation at the SMCH.