Mega blood donation camp in Manipur

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Imphal: Second edition of Mega Voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organised by the CID (technical) Branch at the Banquet Hall of 1st Manipur Rifles, here, on Thursday.

Donating blood can save lives of others who are in need of blood. There is no harm in donating blood. Keeping adequate blood in stock is very necessary since any calamity may occur at any time, health and IPR minister Dr S. Ranjan Singh said.

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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.

Awareness programmes about blood donation is also necessary in order to evade the wrong concept on blood donation, he said.

Mentioning about anti-drug campaign Ranjan said understanding the ill effects of drug abuse, all need to extend help to make the anti-drug campaign successful.

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In view of the gradually increasing Covid-19 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.

Director general of police P. Doungel, said 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.

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ADGP Klay Khongsai, IGP, Range I, Themthing Ngasangva, RMO, JNIMS, Dr K. Suraj, C.O. 2nd MR, Y. Victorya also shared the dais on the occasion.

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