Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa informs that a plasma bank started functioning at GMCH, Assam from Friday onwards. Dr Lithikesh donated his plasma, as the first convalescent donor.
Here the first donor is a doctor who was being cured from COVID-19. Biswa Sarma also urged people who have been cured of the disease to come forward and donate their plasma.
The plasma bank has been set up at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH). The donor is the first doctor who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state at the GMCH.
The minister interacted with coronavirus patients on Friday evening at the GMCH, following alleged negligence by doctors and health workers at the facility. Sarma also visited the COVID care hospitals at IIT, Guwahati and the Maniram Dewan Trade Centre.