NBTS wins award for quality service
Addressing a ceremony held at the National Blood Centre, Colombo
yesterday, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said Sri Lanka winning
the award for the best blood transfusion service of developing countries
2012 is a great victory and an honour for the country.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, National Blood Centre
Director Dr. Vijith Gunasekara and Blood Bank officials with
the International award. Picture By Nissanka Wijeratne
"The blood transfusion service was presented the award,considering
its high quality service. Arrangements will be made to strengthen the
service further", the Minister said.
At the ISBT Congress 2011 held at Taipei, Taiwan, an open invitation
was made proclaiming the selection of the best transfusion service among
Applications were called in the official website of the ISBT and NBTS.
Sri Lanka also took part in the competition.
In the competition, performance of 2009, 2010 and 2011 were evaluated
covering all aspects that accounted for the improvements of the relevant
NBTS, Sri Lanka able to prove its ability defeated 97 countries and
won the award.