Experts to inspect private Indian blood banks
This article was originally published in Clinica
Private blood banks across India are currently undergoing inspections by a team of medical "experts" that have been selected by India's ministry of health and family welfare. The inspections are being conducted jointly with the National AIDS Control Organization and state healthcare regulators, according to Pharmabiz. The main focus of the inspections is to evaluate levels of compliance to regulatory standards. Areas under the spotlight include: blood screening prior to transfusion; systems to educate relevant staff; blood donors (to be low-risk and voluntary); availability of blood; and clinical use of blood.