Plasma donors to get Rs 5,000 each from AP Govt

Andhra Pradesh government has decided to pay Rs 5,000 incentive to the donors and is taking more steps to be transparent in the availability of beds and providing care to infected persons. The move is aimed to encourage Plasma donation from Covid-19 cured patients,


During a review meeting on Covid-19 remedial steps here on Friday, July 31, 2020, the AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed the officials to prepare SOPs for better medical facilities and the details of bed strength, the availability of help desks in the hospitals identified for Covid treatment in every district and also said all the details should be displayed on black board in the hospitals and digitalized wherever possible.

The Chief Minister directed officials to strictly monitor four aspects, namely, medicines, treatment, food and hygiene in the 138 Covid hospitals in the state. He told the officials to strengthen the helpdesks by appointing Aarogyamitras and ensure the patients are provided with bed at nearby other hospitals if beds are not available. Emergency medicines should be available at all the hospitals and the Chief Minister told to make sure emergency medicines are available at hospitals and pay 5,000 incentive to the donors of Plasma for treatment.

He directed the Officials to create awareness on Covid among everyone in the state and campaigns should be run through hoardings, posters, TVs and other avenues to remove stigma. He also directed the Officials to monitor the stories being published on Covid and genuine cases should be solved while fake stories should be condemned.

The Officials stated that so far 36,778 beds are available in 138 hospitals. Out of 70,446 active cases, 14,042 patients are in hospitals, 18,753 persons are in Covid care centers, and 35,660 members are in home isolation and 1,436 cured patients are discharged on Thursday. 3,541 patients are being given oxygen or on Ventilators, and 28,911 Oxygen beds are ready for use, said officials.

Officials stated that the patients who have been suffering from fever for two or three days and with respiratory problems will be admitted in hospitals regardless of Covid test and this decision is taken considering the health conditions of the patients who died due to Covid in the state

Medical and Health Minister Alla Nani, Special Chief Secretary, Medical and Health Jawahar Reddy and other officials participated in the meeting.