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Union Minister Krishna Reddy launches Telugu States’ 1st Plasma Bank

 

“Whenever I inaugurate any hospital I always wish that no one needs it,” Reddy said. But Corona is getting uncontrollable in five states which have to improve their testing and Telangana is one amongst them, Krishna Reddy pointed out.

HYDERABAD, Aug 23 (BNC Network): The only hope to save oneself from Corona until the vaccine comes is Plasma Therapy. Making that easy is Plasma Bank.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy today inaugurated Telugu States’ first Plasma Bank Challa Blood Bank in the city. It is an initiative of Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan.

The Minister pointed out that carelessness during COVID may cost lives. He gave a clarion call “your careless is your punishment and your alertness is your protection (మీ నిర్లక్షమే మీకు శిక్ష . మన జాగ్రత్తే మనకు శ్రీ రామ రక్ష”.)

August 22nd was the very significant day in the country as a record number of 10,25,000 tests were done on a single day. It is the record by far but it must go up and the need is more.

Reddy suggested that no one should compromise on getting the test done and the number must be constantly increased.

He said the Prime Minister has been constantly speaking CMs and all others to contain the spread of the virus. Delhi being a UT on which Union Home Ministry has administrative control. Because of which the control of the spread of the virus is effectively managed in Delhi and it is standing tall as a model state in managing the virus spread. Today it has 25,000 empty beds.

“Whenever I inaugurate any hospital I always wish that no one needs it,” Reddy said. But Corona is getting uncontrollable in five states which have to improve their testing and Telangana is one amongst them, he pointed out.

Telangana is lagging behind other states in terms of testing. When we see the data of 36 cities/regions across the country, Telangana stands poorly 7th position from the bottom

The Central Government is helping Telangana in every possible way and supplied 14 lakh N-95 masks; 2,35,000 PPE Kits, 42,50,000 HCQ Tablets and 1400 ventilators to the State. The Centre also approved 16 Govt and 24 private labs for Telangana and “we will do more if the need arises,” he said.

Central Experts teams visited the Telangana thrice and have been continuously monitoring the situation and giving necessary suggestions to the state government.

Tge Minister lauded the efforts of the Rotary Club for setting up the Plasma Bank and urged them to increase their service levels to the needy.

VVSN Raju, President of the Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan, said the plasma bank is the need of the hour of treatment for Covid-19.  

Sharath Choudary, Chairman of the Rotary Challa Blood Bank said “Our journey of Plasma Bank started when young engineering graduates of Manipal approached us to have a website to promote plasma donation. Then our spouses got involved to match with hospitals, patients, donors etc. We also observed that we must make plasma donation easy and cumbersome as not many donors were venturing out for many reasons some of which include safety, privacy etc.”

The plasma is made available for patients for Rs 10,500/-, for patients in private hospitals who can afford it. This is just the cost of extraction of plasma from a donor. In the case of poor, we will even provide free of cost, Sharath Choudhary said.

Rotary District Governor NV Hanmanth Reddy informed that the Plasma Bank was set up on the lines of one in Delhi and Noida, will fulfil the needs of people in Telugu states in these difficult times.

Rotary Challa Blood Bank is a not for profit blood bank with component separation, apheresis and plasmapheresis facilities. The Blood Bank Bank has been by the Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan set up to encourage voluntary blood donation in society and to provide blood products on a free of charge basis to poor patients in government hospitals, Thalassaemics, and other people who cannot afford blood products whilst maintaining the sustainability of the blood bank.

The bank has processed and delivered over 40000 units of blood products in the last 5 years.

 

 

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