Panel set up to probe affairs of PRP chief`s blood bank

Andhra Pradesh government today constituted a six-member team of officials to probe into the affairs of the blood bank run by Praja Rajyam party president K Chiranjeevi.

Updated: Aug 23, 2010, 22:47 PM IST

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government today
constituted a six-member team of officials to probe into the
affairs of the blood bank run by Praja Rajyam party president
K Chiranjeevi.

The government decision comes in the wake of allegations
that the Chiranjeevi Eye and Blood Bank run by Chiranjeevi
Charitable Trust was selling blood collected from donors,
though it was getting grants from government for screening of
the blood.

Noted film producer and Chiranjeevi`s brother-in-law Allu
Aravind requested the state government to enquire into the
affairs of the blood bank following allegations levelled by
actors Rajasekhar and Jeevitha that blood was being sold
Chiranjeevi Eye and Blood Bank despite getting grants from
the Cente.

Chief Minister K Rosaiah today directed the Andhra
Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) to probe into the
Chiranjeevi Eye and Blood Bank affairs and submit a report by
September 20.

Accordingly, APSACS R V Chandravadan constituted a
six-member committee comprising officials of his own wing as
well as the AP State Drugs Control Administration to enquire
into the allegations against Chiranjeevi`s blood bank.

"As per government order, a team comprising officials of
APSACS and Drug Controller has been constituted. We will go
into the details on the functioning of the blood bank and also
carry out the financial audit and probe allegations of misuse
and others," Chandravadan told PTI.

PTI