Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner expresses concern over shortage of blood

Asks Red Cross Society to hold small blood donation camps

Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner expresses concern over shortage of blood

Ghanshyam Thori, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar - File photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 5

To ensure sufficient availability of blood in hospitals amid pandemic, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Wednesday directed the Red Cross Society to organise small blood donation camps to cater to the needs of patient suffering from chronic diseases.

The DC stated that it had come to his notice that there had been a halt on blood donation camps since the pandemic had begun resulting into shortage of blood in the blood banks. He further added that patients suffering from cancer, thalassemia, and some maternity cases required blood during the treatment, hence holding small blood donation camps would be helpful for them.

The DC asked the Red Cross Society to rope in different NGOs working in this direction and hold camps to tackle blood shortage in the hospitals as it would save many precious lives.

District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra stated that as per latest orders issued by the Union Health Ministry, people vaccinated for Covid-19 were advised to donate blood after the completion of 14 days of each of the doses adding that the non-vaccinated people can continue with the blood donation in routine. He called upon people to come forward for the blood donation as a humane gesture to help distressed patients. — TNS

‘A humane gesture’

District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra stated that as per latest orders issued by the Union Health Ministry, people vaccinated for Covid-19 were advised to donate blood after the completion of 14 days of each of the doses adding that the non-vaccinated people can continue with the blood donation in routine. He called upon people to come forward for the blood donation as a humane gesture to help distressed patients.

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