HYDERABAD: The Telugu Desam is all set to steal a march over Praja Rajyam in getting recognition of its service activities.
The blood bank run by NTR Memorial Trust, of which TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is the managing trustee, is all set to get the accreditation of National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Helathcare Providers (NABH).
All the documentation has been completed and the blood bank will get NABH accreditation in February, NTR Memorial Trust chief executive officer P Raghu Rama Rao has told to The New Indian Express.
“NTR Memorial Trust will be the first NGO to get NABH accreditation,’’ Rama Rao claims. The trust is running NTR Virtual Blood Bank at Jubilee Hills here. If the NTR Virtual Blood Bank gets the NABH accreditation, it will be the first blood bank run by any NGO to secure such a recognition.
NABH is a constituent board of the Quality Council of India. It evaluates quality parametres, collection and processing of blood and the qualification of the staff employed by the blood bank.
NTR Trust’s blood bank has already got ISO certification, the first blood bank in the State. The blood bank provides blood free of cost to the poor and collects a nominal fee from others.
Of the total blood provided by the bank so far, 25 per cent has been supplied to cancer patients. TDP workers have so far donated 30,000 units of blood in the 10 years since they started the service. PRP leaders claim that Chiranjeevi’s blood bank and other social service activities provided him the credentials to enter politics and public life. The Shiv Sena of Maharashtra is the only other party in the country whose workers donate blood at regular intervals.
NTR Memorial Trust trustee D Seetharamaiah claims that the blood supplied by his trust costs much less than that supplied by the Chiranjeevi blood bank.