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.
With the case of the London Patient, reported in Nature Tuesday, scientists have successfully duplicated Dr Hütter’s CCR5-delta 32 experiment from 13 years ago, with less pain than Brown, the pioneering survivor of HIV, had to endure.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that the blood bank staff had failed to screen the blood properly before supplying it to the private hospital. The personnel who tested the donor's blood had labelled it 'safe,' officials said.
The KMC administration has claimed they have “99 per cent” ruled out the complaint, stating that they have tested one of two donors who had donated the blood when the woman had undergone a blood transfusion in the hospital in April.
As Morab residents stopped using the water from the lake for drinking purposes and instead took to travelling nearly three kilometres for fresh water, local authorities decided to empty the lake, Hullur said.
A large number of deserving people/households are not getting benefits under different the government schemes, Singh said, while attributing it to irregularities in data collection and dishonesty of the officials concerned.