The plasma of over 70 BSF personnel of the Meghalaya Frontier, who donated for a noble cause of saving precious lives, will be tested at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).
NEIGRIHMS has prepared to set up a plasma bank, but yet to make it functional.
The BSF Meghalaya Frontier has come forward with the spirit of serving the nation and humanity and undertook the drive to motivate its personnel who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma showing that they are real ‘first line of defence’ in every sense.
During a plasma donation camp organized by the BSF Meghalaya Frontier in collaboration with the Meghalaya Health Department and NEIGRIHMS at Umpling BSF Camp Shillong, the plasma screening of 70 recovered personnel of the BSF Meghalaya Frontier was done.
Their plasma will be tested at NEIGRIHMS and then their convalescent plasma will be taken for treatment of others.
NEIGRIHMS director, P Bhattacharjee said that it is difficult to find eligible plasma donors but in BSF, there were so many volunteers at one place which is a boon in fighting against this pandemic.
He said that the BSF has promised to provide as many donors as required in future also.
UK Nayal, DIG/PRO of BSF Meghalaya Frontier said, the BSF personnel who have recovered from Covid-19 have come forward voluntarily to donate plasma for a noble cause of saving precious lives.
“The contribution of BSF Officers & Jawans will be cherished and written in history with golden letters,” Nayal said.
“The BSF has also set an example by delivering ration, medicines, mask and sanitizer to needy people of bordering area across the Meghalaya during the lockdown,” he added.
“The example set by the BSF personnel will not only boost the morale of those who are still under treatment but also give a ray of hope and confidence to the people of Meghalaya,” Nayal further added.
He also informed that the BSF Battalions are also helping civil administration and NGOs in relief work with an aim to contain the burgeoning of the virus.
“It is our duty to help most vulnerable among the border population and BSF is determined to continue its effort,” he said.
The BSF is in constant touch with civil administration and projecting demands of border villagers to them,” he added.
“We hope that the combined effect of technology and benevolence will result as a solace to all,” he further said.
Dr AC Bharadwajan, DIG/MS of Composite Hospital, BSF Umpling thanked all the volunteers who have come forward for the noble cause.
He also thanked the state government and the team of NEIGRIHMS.