The deadly novel coronavirus has infected millions of people around the world, and yet there is no treatment available to cure the deadly disease. Scientists and doctors are exploring drugs, vaccines and multiple other treatments to fight COVID-19. One such treatment is plasma therapy and many people recently came forward for plasma donation. Hema, a lady constable, recently became the first from Delhi Police to volunteer for plasma donation. Hema resides at the Public Facilitation Desk at the police station, but due to shortage of staff during the pandemic, she also performed her duty at a Containment Zone.
On June 2, she reported a sore throat and tiredness and on the same day she took a corona test at Ambedkar Hospital. Her report came positive as few of her colleagues at the police station had earlier tested positive for COVID-19. The next step she took was to self-isolate herself. But as she was living with her family at a Shalimar Bagh based police quarter, she had no adequate space for self-isolation. She discussed her problem with SHO Akash Rawat who helped her in arranging a guest house facility at Rohini Sector-6 till June 25 where she lived alone.
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On June 25 she tested negative and resumed her duty on June 29. During the same period she was informed about plasma donation, but she was not aware of the fact that plasma donation is possible only after 14 days of the report testing negative. A few days later, she got a call for plasma donation from the department which she happily obliged.