Twitter helps Covid-19 patient to find Plasma donor
A senior employee from Telangana Industries department had recently gone through COVID-19 test and was resulted positive and later developed pneumonia found a plasma donor after his daughter seemed for help on social media.
Hyderabad: A senior employee from Telangana Industries department had recently gone through COVID-19 test and was resulted positive and later developed pneumonia found a plasma donor after his daughter seemed for help on social media.
The official had worked in the State government services for 32 years, complained of severe chest pain on June 26. He was admitted to KIMS Hospital in Begumpet in the early hours of Saturday.
"Upon reaching the Hospital, his oxygen levels dropped, and he was shifted to ICU immediately and was put on a ventilator," says his daughter through Twitter. Later, the family was informed by the doctors that the official had tested positive for COVID-19.
"We are currently in a helpless situation. My mother is also showing symptoms and is severely ill. Her COVID-19 reports are yet to come," the daughter requested MA&UD minister KT Rama Rao to help her in arranging for a blood donor for plasma therapy.
The issue was taken up by principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan and he posted a tweet, "One of our employees has been tested pneumonia Covid-19 positive and is critical. In urgent need of Plasma donor with B +Ve blood group. Donor should be a COVID recovered person and should have COVID negative report tested before 28 days." An hour later, he informed that a plasma donor had been identified.
In Covid-19 pneumonia, people develop severe respiratory distress syndrome and a gradual type of respiratory failure that happens when fluid is filled up in the air sacs in lungs. This situation requires mechanical ventilation for the patient to breathe.