GUWAHATI: Total 43 personnel of Assam Police on Saturday donated their plasma for treatment of COVID-19 patients in the state. Although 67 cops had come forward to donate plasma, only 43 personnel out of them were found eligible for donating plasma.
The plasma donation camp organised by the Assam Police in collaboration with the State Health department and National Health Mission, Assam at GMCH Auditorium here.
All of them were felicitated by Minister of Health Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of State, Health Pijush Hazarika, DGP Assam Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Harmit Singh, ADGP(A), M P Gupta, Commissioner of Police Guwahati and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Assam Police have 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. Assam Police has set an example by delivering medicines to needy during lockdown and also looking after of well-being of senior citizens who live alone,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General of Police 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.
Source: The Shillong Times