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Health officials meet medical superintendents to tide over blood crisis

Health officials meet medical superintendents to tide over blood crisis
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Kolkata: Senior health department officials on Wednesday held a high-level meeting with the medical superintendents of various medical colleges and hospitals in the city to overcome the crisis of blood which has been prevailing in the state.

The health officials also conducted a video conference with hospital superintendents of various hospitals in the districts and the chief medical officers of health giving a detailed guidelines stressing on the collection of bloods.

They have been urged to bring the medical students and other health workers into the process to tide over the crisis. They districts health officials have been asked to organise blood camps so that adequate blood is collected in the districts.

A story was published in Millennium Post on April 23 saying that how a prolonged process of Lok Sabha Elections affected the blood donation camps across the state leading to an acute crisis of blood in various blood banks.

The involvement of youths and various local clubs in political activities has reduced the number of blood donation camps in the state since the notification of Lok Sabha elections. The entire state is facing a severe blood crisis putting thousands of lives in jeopardy.

It was alleged that the relatives of the patients have been denied blood even by the central blood bank in Manicktala. The relatives of the patients are being asked to arrange donors unless it would be difficult for the blood bank authorities to provide a steady supply of blood. The other state government run blood banks in the city are no exception as they are going dry as there is no adequate supply of blood.

According a senior official of the health department there is a crisis of blood during summer. The situation is further complicated because of the prolonged process of elections due to which camps could not be conducted. Necessary instructions have been issued to all the senior health officials in the district to combat the situation.

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