Training workshops for SBTA officials


KARACHI: Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) administration has decided to train its inspectors and other officials for strict enforcement of blood banks, ensuring screening as per international standards and also to make sure blood transfusion is safe across the Sindh province.

Provincial Program Manager & Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari told PPI news agency here that performance of blood banks was much better in the province but efforts were under way to bring further improvement in overall system. He said: “We are trying our level best and also making sure to bring level of blood screening or transfusion as per new instructions of World Health Organization (WHO).”

In this connection, Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority management has decided to organize training workshops for district level designated inspectors (District Officer Preventive Health), lab technicians and pathologists, he explained. He said training workshops will be held in Karachi and Sukkur with assistance of German’s health department in February. He said about 30 participants are expected to attend each workshop where three-member team of Germans experts will deliver lectures.

Dr Ansari said experts will brief the participants about new guideline issued by World Health Organization (WHO) about safe blood transfusion like;manuals & instructions, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), donor selection, screening and other important information to enhance performance of blood banks .

He said basic aim of organizing the training workshops is to ensure proper monitoring of blood banks and ensuring blood screening or transfusion throughout the province are as per international standard.

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