After having recovered from the deadly COVID-19, 37 members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who returned to Odisha from Amphan have volunteered to donate plasma. Odisha Government Additional Chief Secretary, Pradeep Jena, took to Twitter to announce the news, thanking each of one of the NDRF members, Battalion Commandant Kispotta and NDRF DG Satya Narayan Pradhan.

“By today evening 37 Amphan returned personnel of @NDRFHQ 3rd Btn Munduli who were COVID+ve and recovered have volunteered for plasma donation. Thanks to each one of them & to Mr Kispotta Btn Commandant, @satyaprad1 @CMO_Odisha, @SecyChief, @IPR_Odisha, @odisha_police, @OdishaFire,” Pradeep Jena said on Twitter.

Earlier, DG Fire Services, Satyajit Mohanty, said in a tweet: “We are happy to announce that our firefighters who recovered from #Covid_19 have volunteered to donate #plasma for treatment of serious #covid patients. Ten of them will donate plasma in the first phase at #SCBMCH Cuttack. True #CovidWarriors @CMO_Odisha.”

On May 23, as many as 500 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and OFS personnel were sent to Amphan along with 10 teams of the NDRF to help the West Bengal government tackle with the cyclone.

On return from West Bengal, 295 personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus so far.