The Assam government has decided to set up a plasma bank in Guwahati soon, said state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday.
The minister said that the plasma bank in Guwahati will be set up in the next 4-5 days.
"We have decided to set up a plasma bank in Guwahati in the next four-five days," Sarma said while addressing the media.
"We have already installed a plasma separator at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. I think by next week we will be able to start plasma treatment," he added.
Himanta Biswa Sarma also informed that the government will launch the new testing model named COVID-19 AG test in the next two-three days.
Adding further he said, "Union Home Minister Amit Shah called me up yesterday and he said as per the Centre's assessment, the COVID-19 situation in Guwahati is not very good."
Following his meeting with DG ICMR, the home minister has directed me to change the testing pattern," the minister added.
The health minister further informed that the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has suggested new testing models and now the COVID-19 test results would be declared within an hour.
Sarma, later, in a tweet said that the government from now on will make COVID-19 test results available online via the website http://covidassam.in
"From Now onwards, results of all #COVID tests will be available on a dedicated website~ http://covidassam.in," he tweeted.
"People need to enter their Specimen Referral Form (SRF) ID to view results. So far we have uploaded 3.5 lacs results and more will be uploaded," Sarma further said.
People need to enter their Specimen Referral Form (SRF) ID to view results.
So far we have uploaded 3.5 lacs results and more will be uploaded.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 1, 2020
Once set up, the plasma bank in Guwahati will go a long way in treating COVID-19 patients.
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