GUWAHATI: In another move to bolster the fight against COVID-19, the Assam Government started the first plasma bank in the State at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati on Friday. Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the first convalescent donor is a doctor himself who was a COVID-19 patient.
Minister Sarma thanked Dr.Lithikesh for donating his plasma. He also expressed gratitude to the team who is working at the plasma bank.
“I encourage cured patients to come forward & donate,” Sarma mentioned in a tweet.
Glad to share that we’ve started a #PlasmaBank at GMCH. The first convalescent donor is a doctor himself, a #COVID19 patient. My gratitude to Dr Lithikesh for donating his plasma, and to the team who is working on this bank.
I encourage cured patients to come forward & donate. pic.twitter.com/VJKa0qZjy9
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 3, 2020