Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that "COVID-19 cases have crossed 1 lakh-mark in Delhi but there is no need to panic as around 72,000 people have also recovered."
While addressing the press conference, he said that out of 25,000 active patients, 15,000 are being treated at home. "Death rate has also come down. We've also started the country's first corona plasma bank. Our trials have shown that plasma therapy can help moderate patients improve significantly," Arvind Kejriwal said.
He also said that the number of people who need plasma is more than those coming forward to donate it. "I urge all those who are eligible to come forward and donate plasma. It will not cause any pain or weakness. Those donating plasma are doing selfless service to society," he added.
Furthermore, he said that "Our team is calling up people requesting them to donate plasma, if you receive such a call please don't refuse. Hospitals should also give counseling to patients who have recovered and encourage them to donate plasma."
Likewise, BJP leader Sambit Patra donated blood plasma at Medanta hospital in Gurugram. After donating blood plasma, he said that "I donated blood plasma today, I was also infected with COVID-19. Prime Minister had given a clear message to all of us that we should serve people. I urge those who are fit and have recovered to donate plasma as it could save lives."