The Lagos State House of Assembly, through its Committee on Health Services, yesterday ordered the closure of the blood bank section of the Gbagada General Hospital.
The committee, which was accompanied by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFEMAA), took this action after discovering some unethical procedures during an inspection of the hospital.
Committee Chairman Segun Olulade authorised the closure due to the anomaly of screened and unscreened blood muddle observed by HEFEMAA team leader and Executive Secretary, Dr. Mabel Adjekughele.
Dr. Adjejughele observed that the blood bank was in a bad state, with screened and unscreened blood lumped together.
She observed that blood that have tested positive were muddled up with negative ones.
Noting that the negligence poses a danger to patients, the HEFEMAA team leader advised that the blood bank be closed.
The committee also visited the Cardiac and Renal Centre, where the Director, Prof. Babatunde Olabode Green, told the committee that some of the equipment were not functioning, either due to improper installation or poor quality of materials.
Source: The Nation Nigeria