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Setting priorities: Blood transfusion being made accessible to all

Presid­ent Mamnoo­n Hussai­n reiter­ated the govern­ment’s commit­ment to the cause of blood safety­

President Mamnoon Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

President Mamnoon Hussain. PHOTO: FILE


Blood transfusion services in Pakistan are now being accorded priority in health care services, like other Asian countries President Mamnoon Hussain said on Saturday.

Addressing an inaugural session of a three-day international safe blood transfusion conference Hussain said this paradigm shift on part of policy makers as well professionals towards safe blood transfusion supply system is a combination of increased awareness and initiative, and commitment at policy and implementation levels.

“I believe that the foundation has now been firmly laid for a system which will ensure adequate and nationwide access to safe, efficacious and affordable blood supply in the country”, he said.

He reiterated the government’s commitment to the cause of blood safety.

Speaking on the occasion National Coordinator SBTP, Prof Hasan Abbas Zaheer said the SBTP Programme has made a significant impact in the last five years in ensuring access of blood to all. He said that more than 60 national and international experts presented their research papers and shared their country experience in oral and poster presentation sessions.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2015.

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