February 8, 2007

Bangladesh :10 HIV/AIDS diagnosis laboratories

On the second meeting of the National Safe Blood Transfusion Council, has announced to set up 10 HIV/AIDS diagnosis laboratories and counseling centers in various hospitals.

Earth times reported:

The meeting, chaired by health advisor Major General (Retd.) Matiur Rahman, also approved the national blood policy, said a press release.The meeting decided to establish a national blood transfusion centre, which will be a referral organisation for all blood transfusion centres, including the country's 98 existing safe blood transfusion centres.The health advisor said the Safe Blood Transfusion Law 2002 was formulated to check blood-borne viruses of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis and Malaria.'There is also a provision in the law to ensure proper and optimum use of blood,' he said