Use plasma therapy for the treatment of serious Covid patients

Ahmedabad

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the state government has actively engaged in providing quality health care to the 23 crore population. Directing to further strengthen arrangements in the Covid hospitals he said that the state government has set up L-1, L-2 and L-3 category hospitals for better treatment for Covid patients. Presiding over the unlock review meeting at his official residence on Wednesday, he said the activities in the containment zones should be kept restricted while following rules strictly to control the Corona spread. At the same time, the supply of essentials to the people there should be ensured so that people may not face any inconvenience. He laid stress on proper functioning of Covid helpdesk in various offices and institutions and ensuring availability of pulse oximeter, infra-red thermometer and sanitiser at the desks.

CM directed the Additional Chief Secretary of Medical Education department to do on-the-spot review of the arrangements in Kanpur Nagar and chalk out strategy to make health services better. He said that the patients in the Non-Covid hospitals should be regularly checked with pulse oximeter. In order to improve health services at district level, the CMOs should convene meeting of the office bearers of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Nursing Homes owners and make an action plan. Chief Minister said that contact tracing is an important component of prevention from Corona hence this work should be done with patience and in an organised manner. He stressed the need of conducting more and more Corona tests and asked to ramp up Rapid Antigen testings. He also suggested to use plasma therapy for the treatment of serious Covid patients. Asking to carry on with mass awareness programme about prevention from Corona, he said that the television, radio, newspapers, banner-posters, hoardings and public address system should be used to disseminate the awareness message. He asserted that the treatment of any patients should not be affected for want of medicine. In view of this, the adequate quantity of medicines should be available with all the hospitals. He asked to increase the number of beds in L-2 and L-3 Covid hospitals and said the ventilators should remain functional in Covid hospitals. CM also underlined the importance of tele-medicine and asked to properly publicise the “E-sanjivani’, the online OPD services of the Health Ministry, Govt of India so that more and more persons may benefit from this facility.

CM said that from infants to old persons, all Covid patients have been treated successfully. It is pertinent to study case history of such patients and consult high-level experts about this. Such studies may help improve recovery rate of Covid patients in the absence of any vaccine or medicine for Corona. Those present in the meeting included the Medical Education Minister Suresh Khanna, Health Minister Jay Pratap Singh, Health Minister of State Atul Garg, Chief Secretary R.K. Tiwari, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner Alok Tandon, Agriculture Production Commissioner Alok Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary Information and Home Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Sanjeev Mittal, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister S.P. Goyal, Director General of Police Hitesh C Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Rajneesh Dube, Additional Chief Secretary Health Amit Mohan Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development and Panchyati Raj Manoj Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Devesh Chaturvedi, Additional Chief Secretary MSME Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry Bhuvnesh Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Prasad, Secretary to Chief Minister Alok Kumar, Director of Information Shishir and other senior officers.