For easing the process through which patients get blood, the Rajasthan State Blood Transfusion Council (RSBTC) is making blood banks online in all the medical colleges across the state.
For this purpose, a software named Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) is being used that is developed with the help of the Department of Information and Technology Rajasthan.
With the system being online in all the blood banks, patients now can get their blood faster than earlier because with a click of the mouse, all the details of the blood required will be made available.
RSBTC Blood Safety joint director Dr Ashok Jain informed dna that, “Online blood monitoring will ease patient’s requirement of blood for which they have to wait for hours with zero per cent human error in blood transfusion.”
In one day, approximately 1,600 units of blood are used in the hospitals for patients in the treatment during emergency and accidents. With this system being online, all the necessary details required will be available and patients will be helped as soon as possible, he added.
Jain said, “Another benefit is that it will also help to curb those professional donors who charge money for blood donation as all the records of the people will be maintained.
In a month around 40,000 to 50,000 units are collected in the blood banks.”
Secondly, with the use of online monitoring, all the data of blood banks will be computerised and this will help to relocate the donors whenever there is an emergency of requirement of blood.
There are a total of 45 blood banks in the state in which 28 blood banks are funded with the state fund; eight under the Rajasthan Health Development System Project, six under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and three under the CM scheme.