Berhampur, Jan 22 (LocalWire) Two machines used for blood separation are remaining defunct at the blood bank of MKCG Medical College and Hospital at Berhmpur since December 27 causing inconvenience for a large number of patients.
As a result, the patients who need blood separation are being referred to the other hospitals, including SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack, where such machines are available, a senior doctor told LocalWire.
Patients, suffering from dengue, leukaemia, haemophilia, cancer and heart diseases often need only platelets when their platelet count drop.
On an average 20 patients in this medical college and hospital require platelets daily, he said.
The department of transfusion medicine of the medical college and hospital had requested the Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) to transfer two such machines from SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack to blood bank here.
“If they send the machines, the problem will be fixed. We are waiting for the response” said the head of department, transfusion medicine of the hospital Dr. Rabi Kumar Mishra.
The government had provided two sophisticated centrifuge machines in 2008.
They are not functioning after developing some technical snag.
The hospital took the help of the experts to repair the machines but it did not work.