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City lacks blood transfusion panel despite HC order

india Updated: Nov 18, 2006 00:36 IST

KANPUR CITY has no Blood Transfusion Committee to monitor the blood transfusion system in the city. The fact came to the fore when a girl was administered wrong blood group in a private nursing home on Thursday.

Luckily, the doctors saved her life after it was detected that she had been administered wrong blood group.

The High Court had made it mandatory for the blood banks and hospitals to form a blood transfusion committee and HIV testing units.

It is pertinent to mention that as per the process, doctors in the blood bank of medical colleges should give blood to the kin of patients only after conducting various mandatory tests. However, blame game has begun after the girl was given blood of other group. Authorities at the Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Memorial (GSVM) Medical College said that the kin were given the blood of same group, which they received as sample from the nursing home. While the Nursing home authorities said they gave O+ blood sample of the girl, however, what they received was B+ blood group.

Yet the question arises why the doctor on duty did not bother to cross check the blood before administering it to the girl. On the other hand, the blood bank is also responsible for not collecting the required form from the doctors, which they are supposed to send to the blood bank seeking all the details of the patient and the type of illness she or he is having. The form comprises of the columns demanding information about the condition of patients before and after the blood administration, the name of disease for which the blood is required, its prognosis and others details. But no Nursing home has ever bothered to send in the form given by the blood bank back to them.

According to the officials of blood bank, “This shows irresponsible and unprofessional approach of private practitioners towards their patients.” Officials of the blood bank admitted that they have not received any filled form send by them for the blood transfusion. The blood bank authorities don’t have any data of patients receiving their blood, they don’t even know for which purpose the blood had been used. Any one can come and purchase the blood. All one requires is recommendation by a doctor on his letterhead.

Taking a lesson from yesterday’s incident, principal of the GSVM Medical College Dr SK Katiyar has decided to blacklist such nursing homes who don’t send form given by the blood bank after the transfusion.