May 14, 2020 3:28 am
A major camp for all blood banks is held every April in Bandra, when over 5,000 blood units are collected. On Labour Day, too, several blood banks hold similar camps. These drives were not held this year to ensure social distancing.
April 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Thalassemia major patients, caregivers as well as Indian Red Cross Society have appealed to people to come forward and donate blood amidst coronavirus concerns.
December 19, 2019 4:02 am
While the report on blood banks was submitted in June 2018, the CAG said, a reply was awaited till August 2019. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat holds the Health portfolio.
April 12, 2019 11:44 am
Blood banks operating without licences, lack of an advanced screening test and a regulatory body struggling with staff crunch — blood transfusion in the capital needs a shot in the arm. Indian Express reports.
April 04, 2018 4:55 pm
CAG report: In the capital, blood is available at 68 blood banks, of which 11 are managed by the Delhi government, nine by the Centre, three by the municipal corporations, six by voluntary organisations, while 39 are private, including those run by private hospitals.
July 17, 2017 5:37 am
The CM instructed the officials to curb the drug problem with an iron hand. “In this shady business, don’t leave any one. Any politician, even if there is a Cabinet minister involved, book cases against him,” Rao told officials.
April 29, 2016 2:31 am
Currently, only district hospitals house blood banks, forcing patients from rural areas to travel all the way to nodal centres.
August 11, 2014 5:08 am
After three stages of screening, only two firms submitted final bids, forcing “non-competitive” test prices to be proposed.
December 01, 2013 3:49 am
A division bench of the HC comprising of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala passed an order in this regard on a PIL moved by one Ashok Naik.
June 17, 2013 2:45 am
Three officials,including a government doctor holding charge of the blood bank,were placed under