Blood & plasma donation can save many lives: Dr Raghu
Jaipur: Speaking as the Chief Guest at the 13th Voluntary Blood Donation Camp organised by the Rajasthan Nurses’ Association at the RUHS on the occasion of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s birthday on Monday, Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma in his virtual address, said that in this era of Corona pandemic, healthy people should come forward for blood donation and those who have recovered from Corona should donate plasma. By doing so, many lives can be saved.
Adding further Dr Sharma said that an individual should undergo RT-PCR test before blood and plasma donation.
“It has been found in various researches that blood donation cannot be done till 3 months after vaccination.
So before getting vaccinated, donate blood,” the Health Minister said. He further said that blood donation camp is being organised by Rajasthan Nurses’ Association for the last 13 years, which is a commendable task.
He saluted the health workers and said that organising the blood donation camp in line with the Covid Guidelines is an unprecedented endeavour.
Dr Raghu also said that plasma and blood donation is the need of the hour as it is one of the significant ways to successfully treat the Covid-19 patients.
He added saying that in the first wave of Corona epidemic, the management of the Government of Rajasthan was discussed in the country.
“It is due to our incessant endeavours that lives of Corona infected is not lost in the state due to lack of medical or other medical facilities,” he said.
President of Rajasthan Cricket Association, Vaibhav Gehlot praised the effort of Rajasthan Nurses’ Association. “This effort of health workers will motivate everyone to donate blood and plasma.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, we all will be able to defeat the second wave of Corona soon.”
In the meanwhile, Congress leader Dharmendra Rathore said that the state government had saved peoples’ lives by doing excellent work during the first wave of Corona.
“Although the second wave is more fatal, patients are being provided better medical facilities in Rajasthan than other states,” he said.
More than 50 nursing personnel donated blood in the camp. Association Chairman Shashikant Sharma said that the camp was organised following the social distancing norms and all the other Covid guidelines issued by the government.