BY TC News Desk
Agartala: April 18. Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha today said that the balance between the demand and supply of blood should be maintained keeping in mind that the blood should not be wasted in any way.
“Human cannot survive without blood. This blood is a precious resource for everyone. There is no greater gift than donating blood. Not one, but three to four people can be benefited by a blood donor’s donation”, Chief Minister Professor (Dr) Manik Saha said this while inaugurating a Blood Donation Camp organized by West District Committee of All Tripura Government Doctors Association at the seminar hall of IGM Hospital and Ambedkar Memorial Nursing School in Agartala today.
At the blood donation camp, the Chief Minister met the blood donors and encouraged them. Chief Minister said that blood has no religion, gender or political color. Donating blood reminds us that we are all one.
Inaugurating the blood donation camp, the Chief Minister also said that there was shortage of blood in the blood donation camps of the state during the last assembly elections.
“To address this disparity between the demand and supply of blood, after the elections, the state government called upon the public to come forward to donate blood. Responding to this call, the people of the state have come forward to address the shortage of blood, making blood donation a public awakening”, he said.
The Chief Minister thanked the All Tripura Government Doctors Association for taking up such blood donation program in every district of the state today.
He expressed hope that such initiatives will continue in the future. The Chief Minister said that the balance between the demand and supply of blood should be maintained keeping in mind that the blood should not be wasted in any way.
In the event, the Chief Minister urged everyone to come forward to create a drug-free state.
He said that the state government has adopted zero tolerance policy in the matter of drugs. Besides, the Chief Minister expects everyone’s cooperation to identify those who are addicted to drugs or related to drugs in their respective areas and bring them to the attention of the government.
In addition, Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder, Health Secretary Dr. Debashis Basu, In-Charge Medical Superintendent of IGM Hospital Dr. Sumit Debbarma was present.