Sudip urges for blood camps in festive mood


When the blood banks throughout the state are running out of adequate stock of blood, Health and Family welfare Minister Sudip Roy Barman is leaving no stone unturned in pulling all the odds to reinstate the blood banks with necessary facilities.

Health Minister Barman, who is believed to be one of the efficient ministers of the incumbent coalition government, has on today attended three one after another blood donation camps, undoubtedly, in an effort to generate more and more awareness among the people and crave people’s attention towards the noble cause.

Speaking at programme, he said, blood is one of the invaluable components of our body that can never be replaced by something else. Even, our science also has no answers when it comes to blood. So, the only way that is left over to us, which can save lives of millions of people fighting with deadly diseases—Thalasemia, Blood Cancer and people who are in the need of immediate critical surgeries, is voluntary blood donation camps.

Urging the people to organize blood donation camp in an endeavor of festivity, he said, in each and every level of the society humanity needs to prevailed, and blood donation is one of such notion that completes an individual as a human. I urge the people associated with politics, NGOs and civil societies to come forward and spread the message of harmony, peace and humanity through voluntary donation of blood.

Every year, Sudip added, near about 35 to 40 thousand unit of blood is required in the state which means every month the necessity stands around 3 to 4 thousand blood units but there remain a huge gap between the supply and need. Unless and until the entire society would start to contribute in this cause nothing would change. From higher most level administration to the lowest level, from the cabinet of ministers to the panchayet representatives contribution to this cause is highly essential, he added.

Referring to those who are critical to this voluntary exercise, he said, every pouch of 350 ml blood has a very negligible life span of 35 days. Once it gets over, it is of no use. And thus, the health department prepared a detailed calendar with the social organizations as blood donation partners. The calendar is doing its work but we need more associates eager to incorporate, he pointed out.

He also came down heavily on the ruling party wings of which he is a member saying, earlier the ruling party wings contribute hugely in the blood donation graph but unfortunately, the present ruling party and its wing are found not to be much interested in this field. Notably, he had also earlier mocked the ABVP, the student’s wing of the BJP for acting not as responsible as SFI in terms of blood camps.