Illegal blood banks shutdown

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Staff Reporter

Karachi—Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusions Authority (SBTA), Dr. Zahid Hasan Ansari has said that the Authority in raids has closed 450 illegal/substandard blood banks across the province of Sindh.
These raids were made in Larkana, Dadu, Qambar Shahdadkot, Karachi and other cities as well, this he said in a statement issued here on Friday. He said that 159 legal blood banks were functioning in Sindh and SBTA had a vigilant eye overall their performance.
“SBTA is very much aware of its duties and responsibilities and committed to take prompt action against illegal and substandard blood banks”, he added.
Dr. Zahid was of the opinion that under the clear directives of minister for health, the SBTA was making all out efforts to provide safe blood to the people of Sindh.