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Karnataka govt announces incentives for Covid-19 plasma donors

Based on a suggestion from an expert committee, the Karnataka government on Wednesday announced an incentive of Rs 5,000 to recover Covid-19 patients who come forward and donate their plasma. An order issued by the government stated: “Plasma donors recovered within 14-28 days from Covid-19 will be given a one-time incentive.”

The Minister of Medical Education of Karnataka, Dr. K. Sudhakar said on Wednesday, “We have decided to give an incentive of Rs 5,000 to the plasma donor. Please come forward voluntarily and help patients recover by donating plasma. ”

According to Sudhakar, three of the five Covid-19 patients who underwent plasma therapy in the state so far have recovered. The other two patients succumbed to the disease.



Plasma transfusion Sudhakar said, “For more information, we have proved the information, so we have issued an order of incentive of Rs. 5,000.”

Karnataka reported 3,176 cases of the novel coronovirus on Wednesday, taking the state’s tally to 47,253. According to the Health Department of Karnataka, 1,076 patients were treated and discharged, while 87 people died on Wednesday.

So far, 18,466 patients have recovered from the virus, and 928 have died. There are 27,853 active cases in the state, and 597 in intensive care units.

BMTC employees who worked during the lockdown to receive incentives:

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has decided to provide an incentive of Rs 250 per day to more than 3,000 employees working during the Covid-19 lockdown in Bengaluru.

According to a circular issued by BMTC, 3,397 employees working between 26 March and 20 April will be given incentives to provide bus services to people working in essential services in the city.



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