Nine districts in Nagaland don’t have any blood donation centre, educated Minister regarding State for Health Ashwini Choubey in the Rajya Sabha on February 2. 63 areas in the nation are without blood donation centres according to reports got till September 2020.
Reacting to an inquiry on whether the government has made any strides or will find a way to guarantee that all areas in the nation have in any event one blood donation centre, the Union Minister said general wellbeing, being a state subject, it is the essential duty of state governments to guarantee the foundation of blood donation centres according to their need.
Be that as it may, uphold is given to states and UTs to reinforce their medical care framework including fortifying existing blood donation centres/building up fresh blood banks dependent on proposition put together by the states through the National Health Mission, Choubey said in a composed answer.
The 63 locales incorporate 14 from Arunachal Pradesh, 5 each from Assam and Bihar, 12 from Manipur, 7 from Meghalaya, and 9 from Nagaland.
The National Blood Transfusion Council, MOHFW has detailed the blood donation centre strategy as per which there ought to be at any rate one blood donation centre for every area, Choubey said.
The framework needed for building up a blood donation centre is set down in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules thereunder, consistence to which is required to get a permit to run a blood donation centre.
There are 3321 authorized blood donation centres in the country which gathered 1.27 crore blood Units in 2019-20.