Sindh govt to launch anti-Covid-19 programme
Initiative is aimed at raising awareness about preventive measures, expanding the range of plasma therapy
KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to launch an anti-Covid-19 programme, along same lines as campaigns against other diseases, aiming to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus by raising awareness among masses about its prevention and by widening the range of plasma therapy.
Speaking particularly with regards to passive immunisation therapy, Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) Director Dr Durre Naz Jamal told The Express Tribune that the therapy, being carried out in collaboration with the National Institute of Blood Diseases (NIBD), had produced encouraging results.
She added that all therapy results were recorded under the supervision of Sindh Health and Population Welfare Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho.
Sindh appeals to recovered coronavirus patients for plasma donations
Besides, she said, a campaign for collecting plasma donations would soon be launched as the province was running out of the samples collected earlier.
According to Dr Jamal, the SBTA has established a helpline for the purpose and recovered Covid-19 patients interested in donating plasma can call on 0333-2976390 for further guidance.
She raised alarm over the steep rise in the number of coronavirus patients, lamenting that people continued to disregard social distancing.
“The situation is getting worse and we appeal to the public to strictly practice social distancing,” urged Dr Jamal.