Plasma Therapy Unit Inaugurated By Sachin Tendulkar In Seven Hills Hospital

Plasma Therapy Unit Inaugurated By Sachin Tendulkar In Seven Hills Hospital

Mumbai is currently the worst-hit city in the nation due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday, inaugurated a Plasma Therapy Unit for Covid-19 patients, at the Seven Hills hospital in the suburban area of Mumbai. “

In a press statement, Sachin said, "We are facing an unprecedented challenge to our health in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic. Rising to the occasion, our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, the police, municipal and government staff are working tirelessly to deliver effective healthcare to all those affected by the virus."

He further added, "Researchers around the globe are working to find an effective vaccine and treatment. In this, plasma therapy has emerged as an option to treat critically ill patients. I congratulate the BMC on starting this service that will save lives."

The unit will offer plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients using the donated blood from those who have recovered from the deadly virus. He urged people who have recovered, to come forward and help save lives by donating their blood plasma. 

While there are plenty of initiatives been taken to adopt plasma therapy, the biggest challenge that the state has been facing is that of getting people to come on board and donate. It was earlier noted that people are reluctant to go back and donate blood after they have recovered. 

CM Uddhav Thackeray too in one of his address to the state urged people to donate plasma as it can help save lives. BMC has also started a website where people can register to donate plasma.  

The plasma therapy has proven to be an effective way in generating an immediate immune response in the patient. This step taken by the BMC and the former cricketing legend will only strengthen the fight against the virus in the city. Mumbai has currently surpassed China in Covid-19 positive cases and deaths with more than 86,000 positive cases and over 4,000 deaths.

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