Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot directed officials to make available life-saving tocilizumab injection and plasma therapy to every Covid-19 patient in critical condition.
He said that tocilizumab injection costs around Rs 40,000 and is out of reach for poor and the state government will immediately approve funds for making the drug available for all.
Gehlot directed officials to ensure availability of plasma and life-saving injections as per requirement in all medical colleges and district hospitals of the state.
The Chief Minister directed to promote plasma therapy in the treatment of coronavirus and to organise a plasma donation camp across the state.
Those who have recovered from coronavirus should be encouraged to donate plasma keeping health protocol in mind, the chief minister said.