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Gonoshasthaya plasma centre to be opened Aug 15

  • Published at 03:16 pm August 11th, 2020
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Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital will operate the plasma centre in the memory of Bangabandhu

The Plasma and Blood Donation Centre set up by Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital in memory of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be opened on August 15.

Dr MA Khan, a professor of Dhaka Medical College’s Hematology department who heads the technical sub-committee on plasma therapy at the country’s premier medical college, will inaugurate the centre at 11am on Saturday, said a press release on Tuesday.

Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury will also be present at the program.

Contacted, Zafrullah said they are going to open the centre on the National Mourning Day commemorating the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “We want to show respect to him who himself named our institution as Gonoshasthaya by opening the centre on that day.” 

Initially, he said, 25 people will be given plasma every day at the centre. “When different hospitals are taking Tk 20,000-25,000, we’ll only charge Tk5,000-6,000 for providing corona patients with plasma therapy.”    

Dr Zafrullah said plasma is very important for many corona-infected people to beat the virus. “Many people become very weak physically when they get infected with corona. Plasma is effective for them since it enhances their energy and strengthens their immune system to fight off the virus.” 

From September, he said, 50 people will be given plasma daily and an additional 50 people will be provided with various other facilities, including blood transfusions for thalassemia and hemoglobinopathy.

Dr Zafrullah, a freedom fighter, said they are also planning to open the corona unit at the same hospital by September 15.

He said they have taken steps for providing treatment to corona patients at the Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area at the corona unit at a cheaper cost.

Zafrullah said there will be a general ward with central oxygen facility alongside an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the Covid-19 patients at the hospital.

In an open letter, the freedom fighter said he recently urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate the unit. “But we still did not get any response from the Prime Minister’ Office (PMO).”

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