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    FDA will inspect 306 blood banks across Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Flooded with complaints about the city’s civic-run blood banks overcharging customers by amounts ranging from Rs 50 to Rs 500, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to inspect the state’s 306 blood banks.  “This decision has been taken to ensure compliance with the norms established by the National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) on blood processing charges is strictly adhered to by these blood banks,” officials said.

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    Mumbai: Blood banks should display price range of blood groups, their availability, says SBTC

    Mumbai: In order to provide detailed information about blood units available at the 331 blood banks across Maharashtra, out of which 59 is located in the city, to relatives of patients, the State Blood Transfusion Committee (SBTC) has directed all the blood banks to display information about the available blood units and group names at the entrance of the centres. “To prevent relatives of patients from being exploited during medical emergencies, we

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    Mumbai: FDA suspends licence of 15 blood banks for non-compliance of rules

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended licenses of 15 blood banks in the state and cancelled one license for non-compliance to drugs and cosmetics rules based on 122 inspections. Following these inspections, 43 show cause notices were served.

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    Mumbai: 72 blood banks get notice for overcharging

    Mumbai: Taking serious note of complaints received by relatives of patients the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has issued showcause notices to 72 blood banks across the state and the action will be taken against them. Public health minister Dr Deepak Sawant during a reply on calling attention raised in Loose House on Thursday said his department will recommend Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action against those blood banks which

  • Mumbai: Now, even private blood banks need to update collection daily, says SBTC

    Mumbai: To bring more transparency in overall collection of blood in the city the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) issued a notice to all city-based private blood banks ordered them to submit the complete report of blood collection in last six days. The official said they have also asked them to update the total collection of blood on their portal named as ‘e-raktkosh’ and should also submit a report on daily basis

  • Mumbai: City-based blood bank refuses to give required blood groups to the patient’s relatives despite availability

    Mumbai: The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) issued a notice to all the city’s blood banks, ordering them to submit the complete report of blood collection in the last six days. The official said that they have also asked them to update the total collection of blood on their portal named as ‘e-raktkosh’ and should also submit a report on daily basis to the SBTC by morning 10 am.

  • Mumbai: State blood bank faces shortage of blood, patients affected

    Mumbai: Mumbai, the city that has a population of over 22 million, is facing a drastic shortage of blood in the blood-banks which are run by the government which has resulted in relatives of patients running from pillar to post in emergencies.  The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) issued a notice to all the blood banks asking them to submit a complete report on the collection of blood taken place in the

  • India has a total of 2,760 licensed blood banks

    New Delhi: India has a total of 2,760 licensed blood banks, with the state of Tamil Nadu, at 304, possessing the highest number, according to the National Health Profile data released here by the health ministry. Of the total number of blood banks in Tamil Nadu, 181 are private and 96 are being run by the state government.

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