The Regional Blood Transfusion Centre at the Aluva District Hospital has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals on Tuesday. The necessary certificate was handed over by Health Minister V S Sivakumar to hospital supervisor Dr Subhada at a meeting held on the hospital premises.
The Blood Bank Training Centre was also inaugurated by the Minister. While inaugurating the training centre, the Minister announced that the Haemophilia Department of the hospital would be given a government grant of `25 lakh. He also said that from April 1, government hospitals in the state would distribute essential drugs free of cost to patients irrespective of the APL or BPL category. The distribution on the basis of ration card would also be stopped, the Minister said.
From the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), a grant of `50 lakh has also been sanctioned for the hospital.
With the funds allotted through the NRHM, Dr Subhada said that the hospital can work out a number of new mechanisms for better healthcare delivery, improve hygiene and sanitation infrastructure.
P Rajeev MP delivered the keynote address while Anwar Sadat MLA presided over the function.