Cord Blood Bank To Be Used For Treating COVID-19 Patients: Mamata Banerjee

We now have a plasma financial institution with antibodies donated by recovered coronavirus sufferers: Mamata Banerjee


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday stated the wire blood financial institution within the metropolis can be used for treating COVID-19 sufferers along with the plasma financial institution on the state-run Calcutta Medical Faculty Hospital.

She introduced that psychology college students can be inducted for tele counselling of COVID-19 sufferers and their households.

She additionally cautioned that none ought to impersonate representatives from COVID-19 testing centres and stated the folks ought to get their samples examined solely at authorities authorised laboratories.

“We now have a plasma financial institution with antibodies donated by recovered coronavirus sufferers. The amenities of the federal government’s wire blood financial institution may be utilised for the remedy of the COVID-19 sufferers,” she advised reporters. 

Ms Bannerjee stated the federal government has arrange a Covid Affected person Administration System within the state underneath which one can get newest updates in regards to the variety of essential, reasonable sufferers or sufferers with gentle signs or asymptomatic ones by both calling a toll free quantity or a devoted quantity.

The system is being manned by 96 medical doctors 24×7, state chief secretary Rajiva Sinha, who was current on the press assembly, stated. Stating that 87.6 per cent of the COVID-19 fatalities within the state is because of co-morbidity, she stated, “One mustn’t ignore if he/she develops COVID-19 signs however go for exams.

“70.three per cent have been discharged from hospital. So do not cover when you have signs. COVID-19 is curable,” the Chief Minister stated.

Mr Sinha stated the federal government on Thursday sanctioned 500 new posts of home workers in hospitals for treating COVID-19 circumstances.

The brand new home workers can be recruited very quickly by stroll in interviews as a result of current pandemic scenario, he stated.

The chief secretary stated that over 500 beds have been added to the state-run and personal COVID-19 hospitals since July 31 taking the full variety of beds in hospitals for sufferers of the pandemic to 11,560.

Mr Sinha stated there are over 10,000 beds at secure houses for COVID-19 sufferers, which is a singular initiative by the state for gentle or asymptomatic sufferers.

He stated the federal government has performed about 25,000 exams within the metropolis, 80 per cent of them RT-PCR and 20 per cent fast antigen exams.

The fatality in COVID-19 circumstances is just 2.2 per cent, Mr Sinha stated.


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