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DoH&FW notifies on blood bank licence

Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:00
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Dimapur, October 11: The Directorate of H&FW (Drugs Control) has notified that blood is a drug as defined under Section 3(b) of Drugs & Cosmetic Act, 1940, whereby, collection, processing, storage, epheresis and distribution of blood requires Blood Bank Licence under Section 18(c) read with Rules 122F of Drugs & Cosmetic Rules, 1945.

The notification said no hospitals, clinics or individuals shall collect, process, store or distribute blood without a valid licence, failing which they would be prosecuted under Section 27(b)(ii) of the said Act. However, they may procure blood from licensed blood bank for emergency blood transfusions as per the norms prescribed. (Page News Service) 


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