Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of West Bengal to formalize its support towards setting up State-of-the-art Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine on 10th of July.
Rs 200 crore would allocated by the Centre for equipment, manpower and running costs while the Government of West Bengal will provide land (in Kolkata) free of cost, an official statement said.
These centres are high volume blood collection centres where newest technology in transfusion medicine for component separation, processing of blood and quality systems will be used.
The move intends to strengthen the blood transfusion services in the State and the surrounding region. Shri R K Vats, Additional Secretary (Health) and Shri Anil Verma, Principal Secretary Health, Government of West Bengal signed the MoU on behalf of their respective Ministries.