LAHORE, (Muzaffargarh.City – 16th Jan, 2018 ) :On the direction of Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical education Khwaja Sulman Rafique, Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority (PBTA) Secretary Dr Muhammad Athar visited blood banks in various cities of Punjab and sealed three facilities in Multan over poor arrangements.
The cities visited include Sahiwal, Muzaffargarh, Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Bahawalnagar, Pakpattan, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat and Khanewal. The purpose of the visit was to ensure blood banking facilities in these areas.
Both public and private blood banks were visited.
Directions were issued for improvement on-the-spot. However, he expressed dissatisfaction at facilities available at blood bank in Sahiwal, Gujrat and Dera Ghazi Khan.
Improvements were suggested at Khanewal and Muzaffargarh. Three blood banks in Multan situated opposite Nishter Hospital were sealed. These were involved in poor blood banking practices. Fake blood bags and blood bag stickers were also recovered from same blood bank.
Standard of practices at Regional Blood Centers Multan and Bahawalour and also at Nishter Hospital Multan were appreciated.