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Maharashtra to extend blood supply on 2-wheeler scheme to whole state

Last Updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 19:54

Mumbai: `Blood on call`, an initiative of the Maharashtra government to ensure speedy blood supply in the rural areas, will be extended to the entire state from August.
At present, a pilot project is operating in Sindhudurg and Satara districts, Health Minister Suresh Shetty told reporters here, adding that the initiative got a good response in the two districts.
Under the project, the blood is transported by motorbike riders. The bikes are fitted with cold storage box.

These bikes have the status of `ambulance` so that they can move fast in thick traffic.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 19:54

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