HYDERABAD — After the cured members of Tablighi Jamaat donated blood plasma in New Delhi hospitals to facilitate the treatment of COVID-19 patients, about 40 members of the Jamaat, who recovered from Coronavirus recently, offered blood plasma for the benefit of humanity in Hyderabad.
Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad reportedly agreed to receive the plasma.
According to reports, starting from Wednesday, seven to eight cured members of the Jamaat will be visiting the State-run hospital which has already started plasma trials to treat patients struck by coronavirus.
“They will be donating plasma. As there is lack of equipment, the hospital has arranged for 7-8 members daily and all 39 Tablighis will be donating plasma,” said Nanalnagar division corporator Mohammed Naseeruddin.
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These individuals are mostly from different localities from the city, while a dozen hail from Adilabad and Karimnagar districts.
After several states started trials in the recent days, following approval from Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the Gandhi General Hospital will be conducting trials with transfusion of antigens from these recovered Tablighi members into ailing patients.
The plasma containing antibodies is believed to increase the immunity of patient suffering from COVID-19.
At a meeting on Tuesday held at Nanalnagar Tablighi Jamaat members were encouraged to donate convalescent plasma so as to help patients fighting Coronavirus. The meeting was chaired by Hyderabad MP and AIMIM presiden Asaduddin Owaisi, reports The Hans India.
The meeting was attended by Karwan MLA Kausar Mohiuddin, Nampally MLA Jaffar Hussain Meraj, members of Tablighi Jamaat and local corporators.
.In April earlier, the MIM chief submitted 32 names of recovered patients from the group to the State government, who had come forward to donate.
“The Jamaat has been demonised as ‘super spreader’ and even accused of indulging in ‘coronajihad’ by sections of media. However, members of the Jamaat have been seen donating blood plasma and helping other COVID-19 patients in this collective fight against coronavirus,” said Asaduddin Owaisi.