Dr. Hedgewar Blood bank & Component and Apheresis center, Nagpur conducted NAT awareness program


  • Dr. Hedgewar Blood bank & Component and Apheresis center, Nagpur conducted NAT awareness program
    Dr. Hedgewar Blood bank & Component and Apheresis center, Nagpur conducted NAT awareness program
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Nagpur : Dr. Hedgewar Blood bank & Component and Apheresis Center  jointly in association with Roche Diagnostics (India)Pvt. Ltd. organized CME on Safe Blood Transfusion for the Healthcare professionals. The participants included doctors, nurses, technicians of the hospital surrounding Dhantoli area.

Joint Commissioner of FDA- Mr. Mohan Kekatpure, Drug Inspector (FDA)- Mr. Ballal , Dr. Mahendra Singh Chauhan (Medical Director – Dattaji Bhale blood bank, Aurangabad), Mr.V.R Ravi (Drug Inspector- FDA, Nagpur), Dr. Vijay Kumar Tungar (Medical Advisor of Dr. Hedgewar blood bank ,Nagpur), Dr. Shriram Kane (Consultant Hemato-oncologist), Dr. Dilip Gupta ( President-Dr. Hedgewar Blood bank,Nagpur), Mr. Ashok Patki (Secretary- Dr, Hedgewar Blood bank, Nagpur) were present.                         .

While Dr. Mahendra Singh Chauhan spoke on Safe blood transfusion, he emphasised on prescribing patients only NAT screened blood. The NAT technology screened 48 HbsAg, 3HIVand 2HCV positive donated bloods which were found to be negative in ELISA test this year by Dr.Hedgewar blood bank, Nagpur. This prevented 156 patients from contracting the infected blood. Mr.V.Ravi threw light on the FDA rules & Regulations of blood bank. Dr. Vijay Kumar Tungar  spoke about the Transfusion reactions & precautions with special request  to all the doctors to avoid prescribing Blood Transfusion until it is a matter of life & death. Chairperson Dr. Shriram Kane also gave valuable information regarding blood transfusions. Mr. Ashok Patki Secretary of Dr. Hedgewar blood bank introduced to all the delegates present in the program regarding the initiative taken by the management body for cost reduction of the NAT screened blood bags from Rs.2800 to Rs. 2000 to mark the occasion of marching towards completion of 25 years of selfless service towards mankind in this region. He also urged all the doctors, nurses present to prefer only NAT screened blood for the patients as it is the most safest blood that we can be sure of.

Mr.Prakash Kundle, Mr. Prakash Kunte, Mr.Haribhau Ingole, Dr.Aruna Kshirsagar, Dr.Vinod Nimonkar,Dr.Kargilwar, Dr.Amle,Dr.Zade all worked effortlessly to make this program a great success.



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