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Mobile blood bank was flagged off by Sub Collector Vetri Selvi and MLA Desai Thippa Reddy here on Wednesday on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said more number of deliveries were taking place in Madanapalle Area Hospital and the mobile blood bank will be of immense use.

Madanapalle (Chittoor): Mobile blood bank was flagged off by Sub Collector Vetri Selvi and MLA Desai Thippa Reddy here on Wednesday on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said more number of deliveries were taking place in Madanapalle Area Hospital and the mobile blood bank will be of immense use.

Highlights:

  • Proposal to increase beds in area hospitals, says Joint Commissioner Jayachandra Reddy
  • Ravikumar assures of developing SVIMS blood bank as model one

AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad Joint Commissioner Jayachandra Reddy said the blood collected through the mobile blood bank will be purified and supplied for those who need it in government and private hospitals. It can store 300 units of blood and will be supplied at Rs 1,050 per unit to private hospitals and free of cost for the patients at government hospitals. He said the proposal for increasing the number of beds in area hospital is under the consideration of the state government.

Tirupati: The World Blood Donor Day was celebrated at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) here on Wednesday. TTD JEO Pola Bhaskar was the chief guest while SVIMS Director and Vice-Chancellor Dr TS Ravikumar presided over the function.

The JEO said that blood transfusion plays key role in modern medical field. Much importance should be given to blood donation awareness programmes for the public in India. Being Tirupati is an educational hub, the services of youth and students of various medical and non-medical institutions and organisations in and around Tirupati may be used for the purpose.

He announced that the TTD will give financial cooperation through the donors for procuring mobile cold blood van especially for SVIMS. Ravikumar said that he will try to make the SVIMS blood bank as model blood bank and will be developed it as regional blood transfusion centre.

He also stressed that blood grouping information will be included in the Aadhaar card of every citizen to give fruitful results during natural calamities, disasters and accidents. Efforts will be made to increase the PG speciality seats in Transfusion Medicine department.

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