CHANDIGARH, JUNE 26:
Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Mr O.P. Soni today lauds the efforts of Dr Raj Bahadur ,Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Principal Dr Deepak John Bhatti & the Medical Superintendent Dr Rajiv Joshi , Dr. Ravinder Garg (Medicine deptt), Dr. Neetu Kukar (Blood Transfusion deptt), Dr Neerja Jindal (Microbiology deptt) and Dr. Divya Kavita (Critical Care deptt) of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College & Hospital Faridkot for successful treatment of critically ill Covid 19 Patient with convalescent Plasma Therapy as a part of novel treatment modality.
Mr O.P. Soni said that the therapy was given on June 12th, to a seriously ill patient of Covid-19 by a team of doctors at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College & Hospital Faridkot.
This hospital has become one of the pioneer institutes in the country to initiate this therapy, as a part of National Clinical Trial under the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), said the Minister.
Mr Soni pointed out that this was the first ever therapy given in Punjab to a patient of Covid-19. Few days back the plasma of a recovered patient of Covid was collectedand stored for this purpose at GGS Medical College Faridkot, said Soni.
Minister exhorted that more people, who have recovered from COVID-19, should come forward for this noble cause.He further said that this remarkable achievement of GGS Medical college and hospital will help Punjab Government to register win on Covid 19 under Mission Fateh.
While appreciating the feat of GGS Medical College and Hospital, Principal Secretary Medical Education and Research Mr. D K Tiwari disclosed that GMC Amritsar has also done Plasma therapy to two patients and both the patients are recovering speedily.