Imphal: Health and IPR Minister, Dr. S. Ranjan Singh has said that donating blood can save lives of others who are in need of blood. Minister was speaking as chief guest at the 2nd Mega Voluntary Blood Donation Camp organized by the CID (Technical) Branch held at the Banquet Hall of 1st MR Imphal, today.
Minister Ranjan said that there is no harm in donating blood. Keeping adequate blood in stock is very necessary since any calamity may occur at any time.
The quantity of blood collected from donors in the state is comparatively less in comparison to the actual requirement of the state. More volunteers need to come out to join the campaign of blood donation in order to maintain the required stock in the blood banks, he added.
Minister also maintained that awareness programs about blood donation are also necessary in order to evade the wrong concept on blood donation. Mentioning about anti-drug campaign, Dr Ranjan said that understanding the ill effects of drug abuse, all need to extend help to make the anti-drug campaign successful.
He also informed that in view of the gradually increasing COVID cases in the state the government has taken up precautionary measures. Review meeting has been convened. Order has been issued for conducting compulsory COVID tests at major entry points of the state. Oxygen cylinders, ICU wards, isolation wards have been ready. Unnecessary gatherings should be avoided, he added.
Speaking as president Director General of Police, P. Doungel, IPS, said that blood donors are doing a noble job by saving lives of others. One who is eligible to donate blood should avoid hesitation on blood donation. He also congratulated all the volunteer blood donors.