Government of Indian Friday said that though there is “no shortage of blood as such” in Jammu and Kashmir but reaching blood in time in remote and distant parts of state is a challenge. It identified states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and the North East region in the same category.
Union Minister for Health JP Nadda informed Lok Sabha that government was open to changing norms for setting up blood banks to allow states to have more than one bank in a district.
It maintained that 48 districts across the country did not have a blood bank, Nadda said that the government would see to it that they have one soon.
But “no reports of shortage of blood or its components have been received,” he said.