Monday, May 27, 2013

Carrying Blood in Metro Trains,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?


On Sunday there was an urgent requirement of 5 units of blood for Mr. Abraham, a bilateral kidney failure patient and we the volunteers of DNipCare were on the mad run to arrange it. With the grace of God and support of our volunteers and well-wishers like Manish Taneja, Abdul Basheer, Seema Prasad , Nidhi Shuklaand Ajith Kumar, we could arrange the required units of blood and were rushing back to hospital by Delhi Metro Rail with the blood packets neatly packed in the thermocol container. 

However, the CISF Security personnel deployed in Keshavpuram Metro station, where the luggage scanner was out of order and repairing was undergoing, were having the unwritten guidelines not to allow carrying the life saving blood in Delhi Metro trains, God knows under whose direction. The discussions, arguments and finally getting a telephone number to contact the higher ups in CISF finally solved the issue by way of an oral permission to carry the blood packets in metro train. 

But at the end of the day the pertinent question coming repeatedly in the mind is that in the absence of clear guidelines of CISF authorities, will it not be the loss of precious time or even life for any critically ill patient waiting desperately for the life saving blood in hospital bed if someone carrying it is not allowed to travel by metro rail? Is anybody listening……….?

kv hamza, 
General Secretary, DNipCare
www.dnipcare.org
9891008356

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