STOPS THE OPERATION OF BLOOD BANK WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 13, 2020: Taking strong notice of the contraventions of necessary conditions by a private blood bank in Ludhiana, the Punjab Health Minister Sardar Balbir Singh Sidhu on Thursday has ordered to issue show cause notice to the Prolife Hospitals where the facility was running.
Disclosing this here today, the official spokesperson of the Health Department said that on the directives of the Chief Minister, Health Minister S. Balbir Singh Sidhu had formed dedicated teams to launch a special drive to conduct an audit of blood bank facilities being operating at both state run and private hospitals. The blood bank has been seized from operating till further orders.
During the inspection, 43 double layered blood collection bags were seized after the incharge BTO failed to produce the purchase record of these bags. No entry of these bags was made in the blood bag stock register, the spokesperson added.
Reiterating his personal commitment to ensure safe and prompt quality health services, the Health Minister warned that no one found short on this count would be spared. He also asked the department to intensify the ongoing drive to single out anyone not following the required medical protocol diligently.
The team led by Zonal Licensing Authority (Drugs) Ludhiana Kulwinder Singh and Drugs Controller Officer Rupinder Kaur, for the want of the production of purchase record, also took 37 double layered blood collection bags into custody. These were expired bags stocked for collection of blood and no entry of these bags was found in the stock register.