ANDHRA PRADESH

Arrangements in place for mammoth camp

Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: The district administration has made all arrangements for the proposed mammoth blood donation camp scheduled to be organised on Tuesday.

The arrangements have been made for 20,000 to 30,000 people, while it has set a target of collecting 20,000 units of blood during the camp, according to Krishna District Collector N. Sridhar.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Sridhar said that the district administration was organising the blood camp in association with the Indian Red Cross Society to pay tributes to the martyrs of Mumbai terror attacks.

The proposed camp would be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Governor N.D. Tiwari, the ex-officio president of the AP State branch of the Indian Red Cross Society, would participate in it, he said.

Mr. Sridhar said that the compartments for blood donation, screening, certificates, and emergency cases were being erected at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium Complex.

As many as 52 compartments, each with a capacity of 20 beds, for blood donation, and 150 screening counters would be ready by Monday evening.

The arrangements would facilitate in collecting 4,000 units of blood in an hour. It was estimated that 3,000 to 4,000 people could donate their blood in an hour at the camp.

Nearly 2,500 people, including 150 doctors, 60 house surgeons, 1,000 nursing staff, and 500 NSS volunteers, would be pressed into the camp service, he said.

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