PGI Chandigarh establishes Plasma Bank, to encourage cured COVID patients to donate plasma
Chandigarh: In order to cater to the needs of the increasing number of COVID patients, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh (PGI Chandigarh) has established a plasma Bank in the Department of Transfusion Medicine.
In this regard, an expert committee was constituted by the Director of PGI Chandigarh. This came following the directions given by the Punjab government and UT administrator VP Singh Bandnore.
The specialized committee informed that convalescent plasma will be administered specifically based on the ICMR guidelines for its off-level use. Moreover, the treatment will be given to the people after confirming their clinical condition and the seriousness of the disease.