Last Updated on December 15, 2020 by The Health Master
Mumbai: The health department of the Maharashtra Government on Friday issued a notification to implement the facility of providing blood free of cost to the patients receiving treatment at all state-run hospitals from Saturday onwards.
This notification comes as Maharashtra continues to the worst affected state by the C-19 virus pandemic. According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 74,408 active C-19 cases in the state.
On Thursday, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope first made the announcement that blood will be provided free of cost at state-run hospitals from December 12.
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In a tweet on Thursday, Tope had encouraged the people of the state to donate their blood.
“Against the backdrop of blood scarcity in the state, I and MP Supriyatai Sule at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan today appealed the citizens to donate their blood,” the minister wrote on Twitter.