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|
|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|
|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|
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.