Doctors donate blood amid coronavirus pandemic after shortage in blood banks
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | Jun 20, 2020, 08:13 pm
The entire world has been battling the coronavirus pandemic over the past few months and that has led to many people not stepping outdoors on account of their health and well-being, but also keeping in line with the instructions given by governments everywhere to keep safe from the dreaded disease, which has claimed over 400,000 lives globally. Amidst such a situation, doctors are faced with the shortage of blood in blood banks to save lives. The situation in Bihar has been no different with a few doctors coming forward to donate blood not only for COVID-19 patients, but also to assist those undergoing complex surgeries.
The Superintendent of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Manish Mandal stated, "We have been doing very complicated surgeries also along with treating COVID-19 patients. And during that, the most important thing which is required is blood. There is a shortage of blood in the blood banks as people are not stepping out due to lockdown,". He further added, "I urge people to come forward and donate blood. This deed will save a lot of lives,". According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Bihar has seen a total of 7,503 cases of coronavirus cases with more than 2,000 patients currently active while 5,367 people have been discharged.