PASIGHAT, Oct 10: Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Management Kaling Moyong inaugurated a blood bank in the Bakin Pertin General Hospital & Training Centre, Pasighat on Tuesday.
The initiative of the establishment of a blood bank in the hospital was taken up by the All Bogong Students Union (ABSU) in memory of its former vice president (protocol), late Okit Yosung, who lost his life in a tragic road accident at GTC on February 28, 2015 last.
Members of the ABSU also donated six units of blood on the first day and appealed to the people from all sections of society to come forward for voluntarily blood donation.
Moyong lauded the efforts of ABSU for officially handing over the blood bank to the hospital authority, adding that it would serve the public, especially during emergencies.
He also advocated for voluntary blood donation and blood donation camps from time to time with the help of NGOs to fill the gaps.