India Has 71 Districts Without Blood Banks – Here’re Details of Those Districts

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India Has 71 Districts Without Blood Banks – Here’re Details of Those Districts

According to India’s Central Drugs Standards Control Organization’s information, there are 71 districts in the country without blood banks.

Here’s a list of districts which have no blood banks.

DISTRICTS WITHOUT BLOOD BANKS AS ON 27.11.2019

S. No. Name of State/UT No. of Districts without BB Names of Districts without Blood Banks
1 Andaman and

Nicobar Islands

2 North and Middle Andaman and Nicobar
2 Arunachal Pradesh 14 Kamle, PakkeKesang,  Shi Yomi, LapaRada, Lohit, East Kameng, Kra-daadi, Siang, Lower Siang, Namsai, Debang Valley, Anjaw, Tirap, Longding
3 Assam 4 Manchachar and South Salmara, Charaideo, Hojai, West KarbiAnglong
4 Bihar 5 Arwal, Araria, Supoul, Banka, Sheohar
5 Gujarat 2 Mahisagar, Dang
6 Haryana 1 CharkhiDadri
7 Himachal Pradesh 1 LahaulSpiti
8 Jammu &Kashmir 4 Bandipora, Ganderbal, Shopian,  Reasi
9 Jharkhand 3 Khunti,  Jamtara, Ramgarh
10 Madhya Pradesh 2 Agar Malwa, Niwadi
11 Manipur 12 Senapati, Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong, Bishnupur, Jiribam, Kangpokpi, Kakching, Tengnoupal, Kanjong, Noney, Pherzawl
12 Meghalaya 6 South West Khasi Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills, North Garo Hills, South Garo Hills
13 Nagaland 9 Peren, Kiphire, Longlen, Mon, Wokha, Phek, Tuensang, Zunheboto, Noklak
14 Sikkim 2 North Sikkim, West Sikkim
15 Telangana 4 Warangal Rural, Mahabubabad, Asifabad, Nagarkurnool
TOTAL 71

India’s Health and Family Welfare Minister ShAshwini Kumar Choubey stated the above details on 29th November in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

Given the fact that due to various administrative reasons, State Governments carve out new districts periodically, need for blood of such districts continues to be catered through licensed blood banks in nearby districts and through blood storage centres set up in First Referral Units at Community Health Centres and select 24 hour Primary Health Centres, the minister stated.

Public Health being a State subject, setting up of blood banks comes under purview of States. However, Government of India supports set up of blood banks under National Health Mission as per proposals received, the minister added.

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