Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched India's first plasma bank to facilitate plasma therapy treatment for coronavirus patients.
The bank has been set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Those eligible for plasma donations can register through the numbers provided by the Delhi government.
COVID-19 survivors in the 18 to 60 years age group, with weight above 50 kilos, will be eligible to donate plasma if they have had a 14-day recovery period.
Women who have given birth recently and people with comorbidities will not be allowed to donate plasma.
Inaugurating the plasma bank, Kejriwal said that it will only be successful if people come forward to donate plasma.
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav was in conversation with CNBC-TV18
to talk about the government's initiative.