By the decision of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the capital’s authorities allocated 700 million rubles for the procurement of plasma for the treatment of patients with COVID-19. This was announced on September 28 by the press service of the mayor and the city government.
“The allocated funds in the amount of 696.3 million rubles will be directed to: procurement, processing, storage and security of donor blood and its components,” the mayor said.
Also, the money will be directed to the processing of plasma for the production of the blood drug “COVID Globulin Human Immunoglobulin against COVID-19” and payments to plasma donors.
In August, Sobyanin instructed to increase the capacity of the hotline for plasma donors for the treatment of COVID-19. For a year and a half, 25.5 thousand Muscovites have become plasma donors. It can be taken after a previous illness or vaccination against coronavirus infection.
A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in Russia since January. Citizens are vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.