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WR launches blood bank at Jagjivan Ram hospital in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Western Railway (WR) has set up an in-house blood bank for its employees at Jagjivan Ram Hospital located in Mumbai Central.

This is the first such in-house facility in any Railway hospital under WR in Maharashtra, Gujarat and parts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, a senior WR official said.

The zonal hospital in Mumbai Central houses super-speciality departments like cardiovascular surgery, he said while underlining the need to have a dedicated blood bank.

The blood bank is built at the cost of Rs 2.5 crore with most advanced equipment.

It can store 2000 units of blood, said WR Chief spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 02 2019. 19:45 IST