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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced the first plasma bank in the country for the novel coronavirus patients in the city and urged the Covid survivors to come forward and donate plasma to save lives.

Addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal said, “Today I am announcing the plasma bank in Delhi. Plasma bank will solve the problems of Covid-19 patients.”

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener said the plasma bank will become a success

“Very few get the chance to save lives of others, so please come forward and donate,” Kejriwal said, adding that plasma donation does not make people physically weak and it takes just an hour to do it.

The AAP leader further said that the death rate which was high in the national capital a fortnight ago with 100 plus fatalities has come down to half. “Now on an average over 60 to 65 fatalities are there, which a fortnight ago was over 100 to 120,” Kejriwal said.

He said that till the time vaccine is not ready, plasma is more helpful for treating Covid patients.

Delhi is the third most affected stated in India with a total of 89,802 cases, including 2,803 deaths and 59,992 recoveries.

Also Read: India’s COVID-19 Count Surpass Six Lakh

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