Karnataka Emerges Key Player in Haemovigilance with 11 medical college hospitals tracking ADR


The latest news report that Karnataka is closely monitoring adverse reactions associated with blood transfusion and blood product administration in patients. So eventually the state is actively emerging as an integral part of the national haemovigilance programme with 11 medical college hospitals located in seven districts of the state.


The 11 colleges enrolled are

1.     JSS Medical College, Mysore,

2.     Kasturba Medical College,

3.     Manipal, Bangalore Medical College and Research Centre, Bengaluru,

4.     Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru,

5.     SDS Tuberculosis Research Centre and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bengaluru,

6.     St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru,

7.     Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum,

8.     Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli,

9.     Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary,

10.  Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya

11. Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar.

From these medical colleges they professionally collect data in respect of adverse reactions and expediently maintain the Transfusion Reaction Reporting Forms which would be transmitted to the haemovigilance coordinating agency, National Institute of Biologicals.

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