SBTA constitutes ‘Hospital Transfusion Committees’ in Sindh


KARACHI: Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) has constituted Hospital Transfusion Committees at district level hospitals across the Sindh province to ensure safe blood transfusion facilities in these hospitals.

Provincial Program Manager & Secretary, SBTA, Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari said SBTA has formed Hospital Transfusion Committees at district level hospitals across the province and these committees have started their work. These committees will supervise and ensure the supply of safe blood transfusion facilities in their respective institutions, he explained. The notification of these committees has also been issued.

He said each committee will be comprised of six members, headed by Medical Superintendent of the district level hospital, while other members would be a surgeon, physician, gynecologist, peadriation and pathologist. He said meeting of these committees will be held on monthly basis and later their reports will be sent to Secretary SBTA. He said secretary will furnish these report to the health secretary.

He this procedure has been successfully in practice in various countries. In this connection, Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority with support of German health support program, GIZ had recently organized four training seminars in Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Sukkur where all the district level members of hospital transfusion committees participated and got training of new safe blood transfusion procedures.

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