Haryana Government on Thursday announced to provide free transport facility and free education up to Class X for children who are suffering from Haemophilia. Furthermore, the children will also get free Anti Hemophilia Factor (AHF) treatment through Civil Surgeons.
Haryana’s Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while speaking on World Blood Donation Day said that voluntary blood donation in Government sector blood banks in the state is 89 percent at present which makes Haryana as one of the best performing states in the country.
“People of Haryana have always been at the forefront for any voluntary cause and in the field of voluntary blood donation, the state has contributed significantly not only for the patients in the state but also for the neighboring states,” Hooda said, adding that three Component Separation Units at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) Rohtak, Karnal and Yamunanagar were functional whereas a total of 65 Blood Banks including one Government Blood Bank in each district were functional to provide safe blood to the patients.
“Apart from this, 28 Blood Storage Centres have been established to provide blood to patients especially for delivery cases,” Hooda said while urging all the healthy people in the age of 18-65 years to come forward to donate blood voluntarily and regularly.
Meanwhile, Haryana’s Health Minister Rao Narender Singh said that to mark the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donors Day, that is June 14 this year, a special campaign has already been launched with the theme “Give the Gift of Life; Donate Blood”, focusing on the value of bold donated to the patients.
The state government has also launched one month long campaign from May 15 to June 14 all over the State by organizing blood donation camps, seminars, trainings, debate competitions, rallies and honoring the donors. World Blood Donors Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank Voluntary Blood Donors for their life saving gift of blood, added the minister.