Odisha Govt to launch Plasma bank in MKCG hospital in Berhampur & Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Decision taken to launch Plasma bank in MKCG hospital in Berhampur & Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar soon. This is informed by the PK Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary, Health department.

Six more testing facilities will be available in Odisha soon. Currently 19 testing facilities have been operationalised says PK Mohapatra.

Due to house-to-house survey, there has been a spurt in #COVID19 positive case in Odisha in recent past informed PK Mohapatra. District Collectors have been asked to prepare vision document for six months said PK Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary, Health department.

Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department briefed the Press about steps taken by Government of Odisha for prevention of COVID-19.

 During last few days, it is found that Covid positive cases are increasing in the State. But general public need not panic. It is because of intensified house to house survey and testing of symptomatic people.
 Health infrastructure is stable in the State. There is adequate stock of medicine and logistics in the State for coming 4 months to combat COVID-19.
 The recovery rate of COVID-19 positive cases is encouraging and the mortality rate in the State is low in comparison to national average.
 The fight against Covid can be strengthened if early detection of positive cases can be done and necessary treatment begins timely. Therefore, it is appealed that the persons with symptom should voluntarily come forward for testing. This will help to contain COVID-19 in a better way.
 Covid treatment through Plasma Therapy has yielded significant result. Keeping this in view, Plasma Banks shall be opened soon at MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar to collect and preserve more Plasma Units. People recovered from COVID-19 are requested to come forward to donate Plasma in order to save precious lives.
 People are requested to adhere to COVID-19 protocols including proper wearing of mask, maintenance of social distance and frequent hand washing. Spitting at public places is strictly prohibited.