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Assam Police personnel donate plasma for treatment of COVID-19

A plasma donation camp was organized by the Assam Police in collaboration with the State Health department

Assam Police

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Aug 2020 2:57 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: A plasma donation camp was organized by the Assam Police in collaboration with the State Health department and National Health Mission, Assam at GMCH Auditorium, Guwahati on Saturday. Forty-three of the 67 personnel of Assam Police who came forward to donate plasma for treatment of COVID-19 were found eligible for donation.

All of them were felicitated by Minister of Health Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of State, Health Pijush Hazarika, State DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Harmit Singh, ADGP(A), MP Gupta, Commissioner of Police Guwahati and other dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Assam Police has been leading the fight against COVID from the forward post. "Assam Police has come forward to donate plasma for a noble cause to save lives. The sacrifice and the contribution of Assam Police will be written with golden ink in the future. They have set an example by delivering medicines to needy during lockdown and also looking after well being of senior citizens who live alone," he said.

Speaking on the occasion, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said that it is a moment of pride for the organization as all the police personnel came forward voluntarily to donate plasma. "The example set by the police personnel will not only boost the morale of those from the organization who are still under treatment, but will also give a ray of hope to the people of the State," Mahanta said.

Samir Sinha, Principal Secretary, Health and Dr. Achyut Baishya, Principal GMCH, also spoke on the occasion. Anurag Goel, Commissioner and Secretary, Health, Dr Lakshmanan S, Mission Director, NHM and other senior officials of Assam Police and Health department were also present on the occasion.

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