Aug 24, 2020
Nitte (Deemed to be University) has obtained approval to open coastal Karnataka's first plasma therapy unit in its Justice K S Hegde hospital. The permission has been granted by the drug controller general of India considering blood bank facilities. The unit received plasma from three donors on the very first day and treated COVID-19 patients from it. The treatment is possible by modern instruments, expert doctors and a well-equipped blood bank. Nitte university's blood bank is the first in coastal Karnataka which has single donor platelet facilities. Adults above 18 years including women who have not yet conceived, weighing more than 55 kgs and recovered from COVID-19 can donate plasma after 28 days of discharge from hospital. For further details in this regard, people can contact the No. 8971010000 as stated by the Medical Superintendent of Justice K S Hegde hospital..