Kolkata, Sep 03 : The State Health Department has issued an order making blood audits mandatory for the blood banks at all the government-run health facilities in the State (including medical college hospitals) to ensure that blood and blood components are optimally used so that there is no wastage and shortage.
There will be a designated officer at each blood bank who will conduct the audit in liaison with the superintendents of the respective medical college hospital or health facility. Based on the blood audits, the concerned blood banks will prepare a report and send it to the Health Department.
The Department has been given the power to take action against the hospital authorities if repeated incidents of wastage are reported from a particular hospital. (UNI)