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Plasma therapy begins in Odisha, to be available free of cost

Bhubaneswar: Amid rising cases of COVID-19, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 patients at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
While launching the plasma therapy at the SCB Hospital through video conferencing, the Chief MInister said this therapy will be an effective tool in the fight against COVID-19
“Our government is committed to provide the highest standard of medical care. No person will be deprived of the latest media care,” the CM added
While SCB Medical College will be the nodal agency for plasma therapy, the SUM Hospital, KIIMS Hospital both in Bhubaneswar and Aswini Hospital, Cuttack will provide plasma therapy treatment.
Appreciating the work of doctors the Chief Minister said, ” Our doctors and medical personnel are working hard to provide their best in serving the people in these difficult Covid times. We need to encourage and boost their morale.”
Also, Patnaik congratulated the four brave donors who volunteered to contribute their plasma today and appeal to all eligible Covid survivors to come forward to donate their plasma which will go a long way in helping the treatment of serious Covid patients.
Health and FW Minister Naba Das expressed the hope that the plasma therapy will be very useful in successful treatment of serious Covid patients.
Odisha is the third state besides Delhi and Maharashtra to start this procedure.

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