KL NEWS NETWORK
Kashmir hospitals consumed 1081 pints of bloods in the first 27 days of unrest and most of it came from volunteers, local news gatherer KNS detailed. Most of this blood was donated by 784 volunteers.
The news gatherer accessed official records between July 9 and August 5. While 784 pints came as donation, hospital provided 342 additional pints.
In Srinagar where Kashmir’s entire tertiary care set-up is located, hospitals transfused 825 pints of blood of which 597 came as donation.
In SMHS, 590 blood pints were transfused to injured out of which 532 pints was donated by 228 volunteers and 58 pints were provided by hospital blood bank.
In SKIMS, 200 blood pints were transfused to injured patients, out of which 50 were donated by volunteers. Blood bank at SKIMS is having largest capacity to keep blood for needy and can contain 1000 blood points safe at a time.
In SKIMS Bemina, 72 pints of blood were transfused to injured persons. Of this 67 pints were provided by hospital and only a small quantity came as donation.
In Bone and Joint Hospital at Barzalla, 35 pints of blood were transfused to injured, of which 10 pints were donated by volunteers and 25 pints provided by hospital. For donating blood, 250 volunteers had registered their names in the hospital for blood donation.
Details collected by the news-gatherer suggest that in south Kashmir districts of Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama, 204 pints of blood were transfused to injured persons of which 156 pints were donated by volunteers and 48 pints were provided by hospitals.
In Kulgam, 20 pints of blood were transfused to injured of which 12 pints were donation. In Islamabad where 143 pints of blood were transfused, 127 pints came as donation. In Pulwama district hospital, 41 pints of blood were consumed of which 12 pints was donated by volunteers. In addition to its own consumption, this district hospital provided 15 pints blood to LD hospital.
While south Kashmir was the epicenter of the crisis, it was Srinagar alone that tackled most of the patient influx. What was interesting was that most of the district hospitals in south Kashmir were active and tackled lot of injured load.