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The move is also aimed at ensuring timely initiation of antiretroviral therapy to donors who test positive for HIV when the blood is screened after donation at banks.
The litigant S Muthukumar, an advocate, submitted that most of the persons working in blood banks do not have the required qualification needed for the posts.
As part of 'Tandarust Punjab', all government hospitals across the state will provide blood and blood components free of cost to patients, a statement quoted Health Minister Brahm Mohindra as saying.
Nearly half the blood banks in the national capital run without a licence, a report from an NGO has revealed.
Unwilling to take the risk of waiting, most of the patients in need of platelet transfusion are being referred to hospitals in Visakhapatnam.
Nilgiri-based jawans have been forced to look for private hospitals to which they can donate their blood as blood banks of district hospitals are reportedly almost full and the Coimbatore MCH.