PIL seeks nodal agency to regulate plasma donors for Covid treatment


A petition filed in the Delhi High Court has sought directions to the Delhi government to constitute a nodal agency to regulate and manage plasma donors to aid treatment of Covid-19 patients.

The petition, moved by Advocate Mujeeb Ur Rehman, wants to mandate donation of plasma by every patient who has successfully recovered from Covid-19 and coordination with requests of plasma needed for treatment.

 It seeks sharing of all the required data of recovered Covid patients with hospitals in view of the exponential rise in the number of cases, at a time when finding plasma donors is getting difficult in the absence of alternative remedies. The petition also seeks extraordinary steps to save maximum lives during an unprecedented pandemic, especially when it is hard to approach Covid-recovered patients and hospitals for plasma donation.