Imphal, Mar 1 MNS/NNN: The health minister Phungzathang Tonsing said, the government is trying to improve the health sector. The govt. has taken up works to set up a blood bank each in Senapati and Moreh.
He was speaking as chief guest at the national voluntary blood donation day at DM College multipurpose hall today. Blood is most important in the life of human being. Govt. is trying to supply more blood. Blood banks have already been set up at RIMS, JNIMS and Churachandpur district hospital.
Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS) and State Blood Transfusion Council jointly observed the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day today at Multipurpose Hall, D. M College campus here under theme “Voluntary blood donation will cost you nothing but it will save a life”.
Speaking on the occasion, Health minister Phungzathang Tonsing highlighted that like many other countries developed in medical science, Manipur too is growing rapidly in the field with the introduction of highly advanced machines and technology for medical treatment. Mentioning of three blood banks existing at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and one at Churachandpur District Hospital, the minister declared that three more blood banks will be set up, one each at Senapati, Thoubal and Moreh districts. The minister appealed the need of people between age group 18-65 years to donate blood in order for the blood banks to survive.
Dr Suhel Akhtar encouraged that people between the age group of 18-65 years who are free of disease and who have the weight of 45 kg and above should donate blood every three months as blood is precious and humans cannot invent blood even in this advanced technology. He also added that more awareness camps are needed to give knowledge of voluntary blood donation.
The club 25 inter Manipur organized a cycle rally in Imphal in connection with the national blood donation on the theme to promote young blood donors.
The rally was flagged off by RK Nimai, commissioner, art and culture from Kangla gate. The rallyists passed through B.T road, Uripok, Naoremthong, Tera, Kwakteithel, Keishamthong, Yaiskul and later assembled at Kangla.
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