The Beliaghata officer-in-charge, Pradip Kumar Ghosal, and his son Abhishek Ghosal (26), who had contracted Covid-19 and got cured, donated plasma at Medical College Hospital on Monday. The movement to donate plasma in Kolkata Police was started by sergeant Ekhlaque Ahmed last week. On Monday, Tanmoy Mandal (27), a lab technician with AMRI Hospitals Salt Lake, too, donated plasma. So far, 15 volunteers have donated plasma at Medical College Hospital.
“My entire family of four was infected between May 25 and 26. Being the Beliaghata OC and since I was working with ID Hospital, I had an idea about why plasma donation was being talked about excitedly by the doctors. At the OPD, doctor Yogiraj Ray asked me and my family were willing to donate. My son, who is employed with Tata Mechanics and my daughter Arpita Ghosal (22), who is pursuing her MSc in statistics, were the first to volunteer. I was touched when my wife also agreed to donate too,” said Pradip.
“My daughter will be donating next week. My entire family got treated at Beliaghata ID. I saw MSVP Asish Manna, doctor Kaushik Chowdhury and NICED chief Shanta Dutta not only fight the disease, but also strive every moment to find a path to win over it. I will more than willingly try and save lives in the same manner that these doctors saved my entire family’s lives,” added the OC.
DC (ESD) Ajoy Prasad hailed the family’s move. “When your entire family is there with you, you do know that you are doing something good. It’s encouraging and we hope others will also come forward,” he stated.
“Since my recovery, I wanted to donate my plasma. Arijit Ghosh of AMRI Hospital, who had donated earlier, guided me on how to go about it,” said Tamnoy.
The 27-year-old had got Covid-19 infection on April 29 while he was working in the hospital. He had been treated at AMRI Hospital.
Source:Times of India