Second plasma bank inaugurated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After encouraging results from the plasma therapy, the Odisha government on Tuesday launched another plasma bank at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

In presence of the Odisha Health Minister, Chief Secretary and other officials, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the second plasma bank in the State through video conference. He said preliminary results of the treatment have been very encouraging.

Three other plasma banks will come up at IGH, Rourkela; VIMSAR, Burla; MKCG hospital, Berhampur in phases soon, the Chief Minister added.

Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra informed the plasma bank will ready at IGH, Rourkela by tomorrow.

After launching an IT portal for registration of plasma donors during the occasion, the CM said, “Plasma donation started as a government initiative. But I am sure with the participation of more and more people it will be a community driven people’s movement.”

While recognising the efforts made by doctors, paramedics and police personnel, the Chief Minister thanked them.

Earlier the first plasma bank in the State was inaugurated at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

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