The provincial government is open to establishing its own blood bank to cater to patients in remote areas in Bohol, according to Provincial Administrator Ae Damalerio.
Damalerio during the weekly â€œKita ug ang Gobernadorâ€ program on Friday said that the government is ready to conduct a study on the intricate processes of building a blood bank.
There are many requirements in establishing a blood bank including a large fund for the acquisition of equipment, hiring of medical technologists and the facilityâ€™s maintenance, Damalerio said.
According to provincial health officer Dr. Reymoses Cabagnot, the Bohol government needs to have its own blood bank to cater to patients from far-flung areas in the province.
Cabagnot said that it would be ideal to have the blood bank in Talibon as the province is already running a hospital in the town, the Garcia Provincial Memorial Hospital.
Currently, only the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital has such as a facility but donated blood still have to go through stringent screening including those from the Philippine Red Cross. (R. Tutas)