Punjab to Set up Plasma Bank under Neelam Marwah

(Chd,Pb)Punjab to Set up Plasma Bank
The Punjab government will set up a plasma bank to facilitate plasma therapy treatment in the state.
The approval for the same was given by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, while chairing a review meeting here via video conferencing, of the COVID-19 situation in the state on Thursday.
He approved the establishment of the plasma bank under the supervision and guidance of Neelam Marwaha, former Head of Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine.
The plasma bank would serve as a ready inventory source for seriously ill patients or those at risk of severe diseases, and thus will enable a wider range of adults to be treated with convalescent plasma.
Plasma therapy is already being carried out as an ICMR trial project in the state’s government hospitals.