Assam Jatiya Parishad launches helplines for COVID patients; mulls plasma bank 

The regional party also announced its decision to set up a plasma bank to cater to COVID patients in need of plasma donors.

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Regional party Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) has launched emergency COVID help-lines across the districts of Assam to help COVID positive patients, people in-home quarantine and senior citizens with requisite food, oxygen and medicine besides addressing queries from people in distress.

Addressing newsmen here on Monday, AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi said special emergency COVID aid cells have been set up to cater to COVID-patients, their families besides senior citizens who cannot leave their homes as a precautionary measure and in view of the restrictions in place. 

“We appeal to the administration and the government to allow our jatiya sewaks to cater to these needy sections in the midst of the COVID surge,” Gogoi said.

The regional party also announced its decision to set up a plasma bank to cater to COVID patients in need of plasma donors.

“The party has already launched a special website catering where recovered symptomatic COVID patients with RT-PCR negative report can register for plasma donation to COVID patients. The website is,” he said.

The AJP president appealed to the state government to provide both offline and online registration for vaccination. “Besides, we appeal to the government to even arrange door-to-door vaccination for elderly people who cannot move out because of the restrictions in place,” Gogoi said.

He further requested the government to provide an economic package, in the event of a lockdown, for daily wage labourers and other lower-income groups, who would be hit hard, as well as initiate a process to facilitate the sale of farmers’ produce.

“The state government should also bring in a regulation whereby the amount charged for COVID treatment by private healthcare centres is regulated. Besides, we appeal to the people to undergo COVID tests because it is through rigorous testing that we can track and treat patients,” Gogoi added.

The regional party had recently submitted a memorandum to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for providing free mass COVID-19 vaccination programme to the citizens.

The party appealed to the state government to work out a detailed plan for offline registration through the panchayat system and ground-level health workers so that the poor and illiterate people are also covered under the universal free vaccination drive.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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