BY TC News Desk
Agartala, March 21: Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha on Tuesday appreciated the inspiring role of voluntary organizations and non-profitable organizations to meet shortage of blood in various healthcare institutions across the state.
While inaugurating a voluntary blood donation festival organized at BJP state election office here with the initiative of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Sadar committee, Dr Saha said “The lives can be saved through voluntary blood donation because there is no substitute for blood. Only one person’s donated blood can save another’s life. The way various voluntary organizations and organizations are coming forward to meet the shortage of blood donation in the state at the moment is very commendable. This trend should be continued in the future.”
He also said that during the recently held assembly elections, there was some shortage of blood in the state. Blood banks faced problems due to shortage of blood. And after the matter came to notice, the people of the state were called for voluntary blood donation through the media and social media. He expressed satisfaction as various organizations came forward to donate blood in response to this call. He said, eye donation, post-mortem body donation, education, clothing etc. can be done.
“But blood donation is a gift through which the precious lives of others can be saved. But it should be remembered that this precious blood should not be wasted. Balancing blood supply and demand is also essential. This should also be confirmed by the concerned authorities. This will bring the benefits of voluntary blood donation”, he added.
BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharya, Youth Affairs and Sports minister Tinku Roy, MLA Meena Rani Sarkar, AMC Mayor Dipak Majumder, BJP state general secretary Papia Datta, BJYM state president Nabadal Banik, District president Prasenjit Ghosh, Sadar (urban) district president Asim Bhattacharya and other prominent leaders were present.
On this day, 102 workers voluntarily participated in the blood donation camp on behalf of the organization.