Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday briefed the media as he inaugurated the country’s first ‘Plasma Bank’ via video conference. Meanwhile, Chief Minister announced the eligibility criteria for donating plasma for COVID-19 patients.
He said that “If you have recovered from coronavirus and your age is between 18 and 60 and your weight is above 50 kg, then you may donate plasma for COVID-19 patients.” However, women who have given birth or the persons with comorbidities, are not eligible to donate plasma,” Arvind Kejriwal said.
He also said that “If you are eligible and willing to donate plasma, then you may call us at 1031 or you can WhatsApp us at 8800007722. Our doctors will then get in touch with you to further confirm your eligibility.”
Arvind Kejriwal further said that “No person should contact us directly for plasma donation without prescription from the doctor.”
Furthermore, he said that “We all need to learn from each other and I would like to congratulate Maharashtra Government for their initiatives for the fight against novel coronavirus.”
Delhi is the third worst-hit state in India with 89,802 cases out of which 27,007 are active cases while 59,992 have been declared cured and discharged. A total of 2,803 COVID patients had succumbed to the pandemic in the national capital.