No officer; blood bank operations at Neyyattinkara hospital hit
| Sunday | 24th November, 2019
Though it has licence to operate a blood bank, it can’t, as there is no blood bank medical officer.
The authorities concerned are yet to create the post of a blood bank / clinical lab cadre medical officer there.
“Due to the absence of a blood bank medical officer, the blood bank at Neyyatinkara GH is yet to collect blood from donors.
A blood bank medical officer is one who performs routine donor evaluation and monitoring.
“As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, the prerequisite of becoming a blood bank officer is either an MD in Pathology/Transfusion Medicine or MBBS degree with Diploma in Pathology/Transfusion Medicine along with experience at a blood bank unit or MBBS degree with one year experience at a blood bank unit.
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