Delhi Covid – 19 Updates: Plasma bank starts today Kejriwal encourages people to donate
Delhi Coronavirus (Covid-19), India Lockdown Latest News Update: As per the government dashboard, of the 15,242 hospital beds at present, 9,444 are available. Delhi contributes to about 15 per cent each to the total caseload of the country.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday announced the launch of the plasma bank — the first in the country. Encouraging people to donate, Kejriwal said, “Plasma bank will be successful when people come forward to donate their plasma for patients.Those aged between 18 and 50 and weighing not less than 50 kg can donate their plasma for COVID-19 patients. However, women who have given birth or the persons with comorbidities, are not eligible to donate plasma,” he said. “If you are eligible & willing to donate plasma, then you may call us at 1031 or you can Whats App us at 8800007722. Our doctors will then get in touch with you to further confirm your eligibility.”
With 2,442 new cases and 61 deaths, Delhi by Wednesday recorded 89,802 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including 2,803 deaths. As per the government dashboard, of the 15,242 hospital beds at present, 9,444 are available. Delhi contributes to about 15 per cent each to the total caseload of the country.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, however, said that the situation in the capital is improving and is “not as terrible” as predicted a month ago. In a video press conference, Kejriwal said that the number of recoveries in the city is increasing and that the coronavirus situation is now under control.