Plasma therapy brings hope for serious Covid patients in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Plasma therapy has brought great relief to serious COVID patients in Odisha as four out of six serious patients who received the therapy are showing improvement in their condition.

Out of 6 critical patients who are now under plasma therapy, 4 are responding very well and they are no longer in need of oxygen support. They will be discharged soon, said a statement.

Other two patients are in stable condition and are expected to be out of danger zone soon, it said.

A total of 8 units of plasma have been collected from four donors so far. Out of those, six have been used for four patients at SUM COVID Hospital and 2 patients at Ashwini COVID Hospital.

Odisha is among the few states that have started this therapy.

Last week, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated this facility at SCB medical college in Cuttack which acts as the nodal agency. 

After the appeal of Chief Minister to cured covid patients for plasma donation, more and more people are coming forward to join the mission. NDRF and Odisha Fire Service personnel have volunteered to donate their plasma.

Plasma therapy has started in Sum dedicated COVID hospital in Bhubaneswar and Ashwini hospital in Cuttack. KIMS hospital of Bhubaneswar is ready to start the therapy in its Covid Hospital.