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Tripura is very soon coming up with an annual blood donation calendar to overcome blood crisis in the State besides maintaining uniformity among major donor agencies.

This was declared by Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb after donating blood at the annual blood donation camp of Tripura Civil Service Officers’ Association (TCSOA) at the Bhagat Singh Yuba hostel in Agartala on Sunday.

“In Tripura since long blood donation camps are being organized by various clubs, social organizations, political parties, etc. We have to systematize it, because if all donate together, by three months time the blood will get spoiled. So we have asked the principal secretary of health to prepare a calendar in next one week. It will be prepared so that the big donors like the TSR which have 12 battalions consisting of at least 12,000 to 10,000 donors and if each battalion donates each month then we get if not less 12,000 bottles annually. There are also police, paramilitary – like BSF, Assam Rifles, CRPF who normally donate blood but we have to go routine wise and which was not happening,” said Deb who also is in-charge of the State Health department.

He added, “This has come to our notice and we have asked the principal secretary to come with a calendar.  Moreover, other groups like officer’s union, clubs, NGO are in addition. Recently, I have noticed blood crisis, it should not have happened. Now the government is bringing it under a system and by next one week it will happen in a rotation so that there will be no crisis of blood in Tripura.”

Along with the chief minister, another 150 members of the TCSOA donated blood at the camp said the president of the association Dilip Kumar Chakma who himself also donated blood.

He informed that the members of the TCSOA other then dedicatedly working for the development of the State round the clock is also an active participant in various social activities and blood donation is just one of them.

Pinaki Das

Pinaki Das is Northeast Now Correspondent in Agartala. He can be reached at:

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