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Blood Safety


Objectives
The major objective of the Blood Safety Programme is to ensure easily accessible, adequate supplies of safe and quality blood and blood components for all irrespective of economic or social status. This objective translate into the following responses for which necessary steps were initiated in right earnest.
To ensure organized blood banking services at the State / district level,
To educate and motivate people about blood voluntary donation voluntarily; and
To enforce quality control of blood.

The Strategic Plan
In order to achieve the goal a strategic plan was prepared on the basis of the National Policy framework on blood transfusion services recommended by the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare. The strategic plan under NACO lay down the following strategies.

  • Strengthening the National Blood Transfusion services
  • Ensuring an adequate supply of blood to all blood centers
  • Ensuring safety of blood product
  • Developing facilities for the production of component
  • Developing and strengthening facilities for plasma fractionation.
  • Strengthening quality control of blood and blood products.
  • Undertaking research on blood transfusion services operations to improve safety, efficacy and supply.

Kerala Scenario
A State Blood Transfusion Council has been formed and registered under the Charitable Societies Act for the efficient supervision of blood banking in the state as per the direction of the Supreme Court. All unlicensed blood banks in the state have been closed down and the system of professional donors supplying blood to blood banks has been done away with. 107 blood banks including 30 government blood banks have been modernized and licensed. In all blood banks, the following tests have been made compulsory, HIV, HBsAg, VDRL and the test for Malaria. The Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS) is supplying equipment, blood bags, test kits and other consumables to government blood banks free of charge. Hepatitis C test kits will be provided from this year. All the blood bank medical officers and technicians are given training and technicians are also provided to ensure 24 hour service.

Blood Component Separation Units are being established at the Medical Colleges of Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Kozhikode and Thrissur. The IMA Blood Bank, Cochin has already started a component separation unit with the help of KSACS. Doctors are given training in the rational use of blood to minimize improper use of blood. In order to obtain good quality blood, blood donor forum have been started which are attached to blood banks. Counselors will be appointed in future to blood banks to ensure that only donors, who have no risk factors, donate.

Licensed blood banks in Kerala

District

Total No.

Government

Private

Thiruvananthapuram

11

6

5

Kollam

10

2

8

Pathanamthitta

8

1

7

Alappuzha

5

2

3

Kottayam

11

2

9

Idukki

7

0

7

Ernakulam

18

3

15

Thrissur

18

3

15

Palakkad

1

1

0

Malappuram

3

2

1

Kozhikode

6

2

4

Wayanad

2

2

0

Kannur

5

3

2

Kasargod

2

1

1

No. of Government Blood Banks- 30
No. of private blood banks- 71
No. of commercial Blood banks- 6

Details of Elisa Readers in Government Blood Banks

No. of Elisa Readers – 12
1) Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum
2) Medical College Hospital, Kottayam
3) Medical College Hospital, Thrissur
4) Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode
5) Medical College Hospital, Kannur}
6) District Hospital, Kollam
7) General Hospital, Ernakulam
8) Govt. Hospital, Perinthalmanna
9) Govt. Hospital, Kannur
10) Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum
11) Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum
12) INHS, Sanjivani

Blood collection Report for the years during 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 of Government Blood Banks

Name of Blood Bank

1997

1998

1999

2000

Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

18132

20388

27240

31068

General Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

264

276

1128

291

W&C Hospital, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram

588

684

1104

555

THQH Chirayinkil

130

204

132

138

Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

 

 

 

1728

Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

 

 

 

 

Dist. Hospital, Kollam

2592

3972

4272

3196

Govt. Hospital, Punalur

 

 

36

72

Govt. Hospital, Pathanamthitta

 

828

708

658

MCH, Alappuzha

5184

4932

7620

5566

Dist.Hospital, Alappuzha

 

240

290

203

Medical College Hospital, Kottayam

11892

11772

12852

12058

Dist.Hospital, Kottayam

 

840

900

343

G.H. Ernakulam

804

1176

1250

188

G.H. Aluva

 

160

216

1028

MCH, Thrissur

588

864

980

5388

MCH Chest Hospital, Thrissur

 

 

865

1401

Dist.Hospital, Palakkad

1056

1044

1200

739

Dist.Hospital, Manjery

2280

1236

2400

1510

THQH, Perinthalmanna

4128

7452

7956

6920

MCH, Kozhikode

732

576

540

20023

THQH Sulthanbattery

684

288

732

833

Dist.Hospital, Mananthavady

132

336

876

1090

Dist.Hospital Kannur

492

2304

2904

3937

Pariyaram MCH

 

 

 

181

GH Thalassery

 

900

3816

3793

THQH Kasargode

516

936

888

1134

Total

52191

63406

82904

104041

Blood component separation units in Kerala

  1. Govt. Sector – 6

1)       MCH, Thiruvananthapuram – functioning

2)       MCH, Kottayam – not functioning

3)       MCH, Kozhikode – not functioning

4)       Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

5)       Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology,

Thiruvananthapuram

  1. Private sector – 3

1)       Rotary Blood Bank, Kottayam

2)       IMA Blood Bank, Cochin

3)       Amala Cancer Centre, Thrissur

(Proposals for component separation unit to be started at Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, Medical College Hospital, Kannur, Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha, District Hospitals and Kollam, Palakkad and Perinthalmanna)

Requirements for Blood Bank

  1. Blood Bags requested for –
    a) 350 ml. (single)        65175
    b) 450 ml (double)         5670
    c) 450 ml (triple)           100
    d) 450 ml Tripple SAGAM   10060
    e) 100 ml Pediatric 1140
    2. Elisa kits   26688 tests
    3. Rapid   107798 tests

                                                     

Blood Screening Report for 2000 from Blood Banks

HIV +ve

565

HbsAg+ve

1239

VDRL +ve

249

Blood Bank Technicians paid by Kerala State AIDS Control Society
List of Blood Bank Technicians paid from KSACS

Institution

In position

MCH, Thiruvananthapuram

2

MCH, Thrissur

2

MCH, Kozhikode

2

Dist.Hospital, Kannur

2

THQH Chirayinkil

1

W&C Hospital, Thycaud

1

General Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

1

Dist. Hospital, Kollam

1

GH Punalur

1

GH Pathanamthitta

1

MCH Alappuzha

1

Dist. Hospital, Alappuzha

1

MCH Kottayam

1

General Hospital, Kozhikode

1

THQH Aluva

1

Dist. Hospital, Thrissur

2

Dist. Hospital, Palakkad

1

GH Perinthalmanna

1

Dist. Hospital Manjeri

1

Dist. Hospital Mananthavady

1

General Hospital, Thalassery

1

THQH Kasargode

1

Total

27

Elisa readers to be supplied urgently

1)       Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum (one more)

2)       Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha

3)       Medical College Hospital, Kottayam

4)       Dist. Hospital, Mananthavady

5)       THQH, Kasargode

6)       Dist. Hospital, Palakkad

7)       Medical College Chest Hospital, Thrissur

8)       Dist. Hospital, Manjery

9)       Govt. Hospital, Aluva

Voluntary Blood Testing Centres Proposed

1)       Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram (functioning)

2)       Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha

3)       Medical College Hospital, Kottayam

4)       Medical College Hospital, Thrissur

5)       Medical College  Hospital, Kozhikode

6)       Medical College Hospital, Pariyaram

7)       Public Health Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram

8)       Public Health Laboratory, Ernakulam

9)       Public Health Laboratory, Kozhikode

List of FRUs identified in Kerala

District

With functioning Blood Banks

With Blood Banks not functioning

With no blood banks

Thiruvananthapuram

W&C Hospital, Thycaud

 

Govt. Hospital, Peroorkada

 

THQH Chirayinkil

 

THQH Neyyattinkara

     

CHC Nedumangad

Kollam

THQH Punalur

THQH Kottarakkara

THQH Karunagappally

     

Victoria Hospital

     

GH Kattakada

Pathanamthitta

GH Pathanamthitta

CHC Adoor

GH Kozhenchery

   

 THQH Thiruvalla

THQH Mallappally

Alappuzha

 

THQH Cherthala

GH Chengannur

   

THQH Haripad

GH Pulinkunnu

     

GH Kayamkulam

     

GH Mavelikkara

Kottayam

Dist.Hospital, Kottayam

GH Vaikom

 
   

THQH Changanassery

 
   

THQH Kanjirapally

 
   

THQH Palai

 

Idukki

 

THQH Thodupuzha

THQH Peerumedu

   

CHC Adimaly

Dist.Hospital, Painavu

     

CHC Nedumkandam

Ernakulam

GH Ernakulam

 

GH Perumbavoor

 

GH Aluva

 

GH Moovattupuzha

     

GH North Parur

     

CHC Kothamangalam

     

W&C Hospital, Mattancherry

Thrissur

Dist. Hospital, Thrissur

GH Chalakkudy

THQH Chavakkad

   

THQH Kodungallur

 
   

THQH Irinjalakuda

 
   

THQH Vadakanchery

 

Palakkad

Dist. Hospital, Palakkad

CHC Mannarkad

THQH Alathur

     

THQH Ottapalam

     

THQH Chittoor

Malappuram

Dist. Hospital, Manjery

 

GH Ponnani

 

GH Perinthalmanna

 

GH Tirur

     

GH Nilambur

Kozhikode

 

W&C Hospital

GH Thamarassery

   

GH Badagara

GH Kuttiyady

   

THQH Quilandy

 

Wayanad

Dist. Hospital, Mananthavady

GH Kalpatta

CHC Vythiri

 

THQH Sulthanbattery

   

Kannur

Dist. Hospital, Kannur

 

GH Thaliparamba

 

THQH Thalassery

 

THQH Payyannur

     

GH Koothuparamba

Kasargode

 

Dist. Hospital, Kasargode

CHC  Panathady

   

THQH Kanjangad

 

TRAINING             

The overall objective of the training programming is to impart knowledge and develop skill in health care providers in order to prevent HIV/AIDS epidemic from speeding further to reduce the impact of epidemic not only upon the infected persons but upon the health and socioeconomic status of the general population at all levels.
The specific objectives are :                                                                                     

1.To make the health workers capable to promote better understanding of HIV infection among the people at large, to generate awareness about the nature of its transmission and to adopt safe behavioral practices to prevent the diseases from spreading.

2.To enable them to provide adequate and equitable provision of heath care to HIV- infective people and to draw attention to the compelling public health rationale for overcoming stigmatization and discrimination against them in the society.                                    

3.To enable them to to identify community based organization like Mahila sangh, youth club, panchayath and other partners and to mobilize their support in prevention of spread of HIV/AIDS in the community.                                          

4.To enable them to seek community participation in implementing the various components of atonal AIDS Control programme at each level.                    

5. To enable them to provide proper health care at homes and support to people living with HIV/AIDS  (PLWA)                                                                                  

7.To know the common STD prevalent in the community and to understand the relationship between HIV/AIDS  and STD/RTIs and to facilitate early diagnosis and prompt treatment off  RTI/STIs.                                                                 

8.T understand the meaning of opportunistic infections and co-infection between HIV/AID & Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

 The Category of Personal giving Training are                                            

1. Physicians                            
2. Nursing superintendents                                              
3. Staff nurses                            
4. Nursing assistants                                                                    
5. Hospital attendants                 
6. Junior health nurse                                                                  
7. New medical officers   
8. PRAMS                                                                                 
9. Medical college doctors          
10. Dist. TB and Leprosy officers                                     
11. MCH and Dist. PHNs
12. Leprosy inspectors                                                               
13. Dental surgeons.                   
14. Private doctors

 

 



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