Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi will begin Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 patients from Thursday. The decision of Plasma Therapy was taken on Wednesday evening by BHU administration after discussing with DC Deepak Agarwal and DM Kaushalraj Sharma.
According to the District Magistrate, a patient can donate their blood if their test was done 28 days ago and was tested negative for coronavirus. He said the plasma will be given to the patients who are on a ventilator and appealed people to donate blood in order to save lives.
Covid-19: Plasma therapy to start in BHU
The DM also added that Amrit and Umang Pharmacy have been asked to apply for Remdesivir medicine and it will be available at the Medical store of BHU. The medicine is currently unavailable in Varanasi and will be purchased from Delhi.
The BHU administration has also decided to reserve Sir Sundar Lal Hospital in the BHU for COVID-19 patients and will run it in full capacity. All the other essentials and manpower will be arranged accordingly. It was also discussed in the meeting that the rate of testing should be increased.