Assam Starts Plasma Therapy for COVID+ Patients at GMCH
GUWAHATI: The plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 patients has started in Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) in Assam.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Assam Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, "Compliments to our doctors as we started #plasmatherapy today. I am glad I joined the doctors and nurses on the occasion of administering of first plasma at GMCH ICU. #Plasma therapy offers us good hope. I urge all potential donors to come forward and donate their plasma."
Sarma thanked Dr. Lithikesh for donating his plasma. He also expressed gratitude to the team that is working at the plasma bank.
Dr Likhitesh, a post-graduate student of medicine at GMCH, had tested positive for the disease in May and was later cured.
Earlier, the state government had opened its first plasma bank at the GMCH premises on July 3.