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2672 Blood Banks, mostly clustered around Urban Areas: Health minister


2672 Blood Banks, mostly clustered around Urban Areas: Health minister

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released the list of blood banks in India which are licensed and are government authorized. The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey through a written reply in the Lok Sabha informed the parliament about the same.

The minister informed that currently there are 2672 functional blood banks in the country, inequitably distributed across all States. The minister stated that these are clustered in urban and semi-urban locations

The details of licensed blood banks in India, State/UT-wise up to June 2017 is given below:

Number of licensed blood bank in India State / UT wise up to June 2017

 

S.NO NAME OF STATE Public (including Govt. Blood Banks) Private (including charitable trust Blood Bank) TOTAL
1. Andaman & Nicobar 02 01 03
2. Andhra Pradesh 32 118 150
3. Arunachal Pradesh 09 01 10
4 Assam 38 30 68
5 Bihar 35 41 76
6 Chandigarh 03 01 04
7 Chhattisgarh 27 40 67
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 01 01
9 Daman & Diu 01 01 02
10 NCT of Delhi 23 46 69
11. Goa 03 04 07
12 Gujarat 28 117 145
13 Haryana 26 64 90
14 Himachal Pradesh 19 03 22
15 Jammu & Kashmir 25 04 29
16 Jharkhand 27 22 49
17 Karnataka 40 160 200
18 Kerala 41 127 168
19 Lakshadweep 01 00 01
20* Madhya Pradesh 54 90 144
21 Maharashtra 74 254 328
22 Manipur 04 01 05
23 Meghalaya 05 02 07
24 Mizoram 08 02 10
25 Nagaland 05 05
26 Odisha 63 20 83
27 Pondicherry 05 12 17
28 Punjab 49 57 106
29 Rajasthan 52 63 115
30 Sikkim 02 01 03
31 Tamil Nadu 98 193 291
32 Telangana 27 134 161
33 Tripura 10 02 12
34 Uttar Pradesh 104 190 294
35 Uttarakhand 21 12 33
36 West Bengal 82 46 128
Total 1043 1860 2903

*Data up to Oct.-2016

A nationwide baseline assessment was carried out in 2016 which indicated 2672 functional blood banks in the country, inequitably distributed across all States.

The blood banks are clustered in urban and semi-urban locations in all districts barring 74 in accordance with availability of secondary and tertiary health infrastructure in both government and private sectors especially to manage conditions such as genetic blood disorders, cancer and complex surgeries where there is greater need for blood.

As per WHO norms, if 1-3 % of population donates, the basic blood requirement of a country can be met. There is no norm for number of blood banks per million population.

Health is a State subject. Under National Health Mission (NHM), financial and technical support is provided to States including for strengthening blood services and setting up blood banks in district hospitals as per proposals received from State Governments in their Programme Implementation plans.



Source: press release
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