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.
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.
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.
Fifty-two blood banks in Gujarat have been extracting plasma from the blood collected through donation and have earned Rs 11.35 crore by selling the same to private pharmaceutical companies in the last three years,according to a state government affidavit filed in the High Court Monday.