Blood banks that don't update stock status will lose licence

Updated: May 27, 2019, 07:30 IST | Rupsa Chakraborty | Mumbai

With only half the banks uploading data on a centralised website, state transfusion council cracks the whip

Almost 50 per cent of the blood banks in the state have failed to regularly update the data on the portal. Representational Pic/Getty Images
Almost 50 per cent of the blood banks in the state have failed to regularly update the data on the portal. Representational Pic/Getty Images

Fed up with the 50 per cent of the blood banks in the state that do not update their stock on the e-Rakt Kosh website, the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has instructed them to bring their data up to date or risk losing their licence. The decision was taken at a meeting on May 22, that was chaired by Dr Arun Thorat, assistant director of the council, along with representatives of 48 blood banks across the city. However, representatives of 12 blood banks, including St George Hospital, KEM, Wadia, Bhabha hospital, skipped the meeting.

The e-Rakt Kosh website was started The Mumbai police have finally registered an FIR against the person behind the Twitter handle from where a comment had been posted against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter.

The e-Rakt Kosh website was started in 2016 by the central government to display live blood stock availability in banks, in order to ease the process of procuring blood for patients and relatives. Representational Pic/Getty Images
The e-Rakt Kosh website was started in 2016 by the central government to display live blood stock availability in banks, in order to ease the process of procuring blood for patients and relatives. Representational Pic/Getty Images

While speaking to mid-day Bharat Gaikwad, senior inspector, Amboli police station, said, "We received a complaint from him and we have registered the FIR against the handler under sections of the Indian Penal code and 67 of the Information Technology Act," An officer said, "Kashyap came in the evening around 6 pm and gave his statement in detail after which we registered the FIR. We are taking the help of our cyber wing to zero in on the person behind this tweet."

A BJP follower with the Twitter handle chowkidar_ramsanghi_ posted a vulgar comment against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter. Following Kashyap's response tagging the Mumbai police, the account is no longer available.

Kashyap has been voicing his dissatisfaction with the BJP and against the policies and governance of Narendra Modi for a long time. He was also one of the artistes who had signed to vote against Modi. In the past, the film director, producer and writer had expressed his displeasure on social media after the Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) decided to stay the release of movies starring Pakistani artistes in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. He had then received criticism from several quarters. However, recently, while congratulating Narendra Modi for his win, he also mentioned the threat to his daughter.

The account holder threatened to rape Kashyap's daughter. On the day of the results, Kashyap tweeted, "Dear @narendramodi sir. Congratulations on your victory and thank you for the message of inclusiveness. Sir please also tell us how do we deal with these followers of yours who celebrate your victory by threatening my daughter with messages like this for me being your dissenter."

Also read: Bombay Veterinary Hospital organises a blood donation camp for dogs

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