Tamilnadu gets second plasma bank

Coimbatore: Tamilnadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar has inaugurated a plasma bank at the government hospital in Coimbatore, second in the State, to treat Covid-19 patients.

He said that the Rs 25 lakh facility is established with an aim to collect and store plasma from those who have recovered from the disease and help coronavirus patients recuperate quickly.

In July, the government set up the first plasma bank at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General hospital in Chennai.

Plasma is a fluid component of blood that contains antibodies that help fight the virus.

The Minister, along with Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani also inaugurated the renovated Artificial Limb manufacturing centre at the hospital, for the benefit of accident victims, at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.


NT Bureau