Shriyan elected IRCS DK unit new chief, Shashiraj treasurer

Following the resignation of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Dakshina Kannada unit Chairperson  Dr Murali Mohan Choonthar, IRCS DK unit Managing Committee Member Prabhakar Shriyan has been elected as the new chairman, at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner N Prakash.

Shriyan, who runs a small scale industry, is also the Vice President of Mahathma Gandhi Peace Foundation and President of the Mangalore taluk unit of Bharat Seva Dal. He is also the former Member of MUDA (Mangalore Urban Development Authority).

The maiden meeting convened under the chairmanship of new IRCS district President Prabhakar Shriyan reviewed the running of new blood bank of the IRCS at Lady Goschen hospital and also reviewed the activities of different sub committees. It was also resolved to increase the members of IRCS DK unit.

The meet also resolved to add another floor to the “Red Cross Bhavan” located at Deputy Commissioner’s office premises. The building committee would be headed by Managing Committee Member and City based advocate Santhosh Peter D’Souza.

At the same time, following the resignation of IRCS DK unit Treasurer Ravindranath K, City based Advocate and Managing Committee Member Shashiraj Kavoor has been elected as the new Treasurer.

The meet also elected Ronald Anil Fernandes as the chairman for the Blood Bank sub committee.

Fisheries Department Deputy Director and IRCS Honourary Secretary Suresh Kumar was present.

Blood bank

The IRCS blood bank loacted at Lady Goschen hospital premises provides the blood free of cost to BPL card holders (even without replacement), while it would charge only Rs 350 for whole human blood as against Rs 700 to Rs 750 being charged by private hospitals (with replacement).

Besides the whole human blood, the Red Cross also provides Packed Red Cells (Rs 600).Meanwhile, the Red Cross is also planning to procure a component seperator following which the blood bank would be able to provide Fresh Frozen Plasma, Frozen Plasma and Platelet Concentrate.

For details, interested may contact the Blood Bank at 0824 - 2410787.

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