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Akhilesh government has been relentlessly trying to improve the medical facilities in Uttar Pradesh. A lot of new changes have been visible in the last four years in our state. There has been an increment in the number of colleges and at the same time, more seats have been added across various fields. New departments have been inaugurated in the government hospitals for better research. From providing free medical treatment for incurable diseases to hiring more doctors, there is a complete boom in this field.

To take it a notch higher, Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has launches a mobile blood donation van. In collaboration with National Aids Control Organization (NACO) one vehicle has been introduced in Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow along with 18 other districts each. To increase this number, very soon the UP Government will release a tender for the mobile vans. Each mobile donation van will be equipped with one doctor, pathologist, councillor and all the facilities that one could find in a blood bank.

NACO will also introduce regular blood donation camps along with a call centre to connect to more people. Spreading awareness about this drive will not just encourage new donors, but will keep the old ones connected. At present, PGI and KGMU in Lucknow already have a functional blood donation can.

To record data about the blood donors, there will be special biometric machines. This will minimize any discrepancy. According to the Blood Bank in charge at Balrampur Hospital, anyone between the age of 18 and 60 can donate blood. The person must weigh more than 45 kg and should not be suffering from HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

Every year, all over the country thousands of lives are lost just because there aren’t enough blood donors. This initiative by Akhilesh Yadav will definitely help to change these state in the state at least.

Social Samajwadi would like to encourage more people to donate blood and save lives.