General News Mon, 26 Apr 1999

Blood bank for Ejura hospital

Ejura (Ashanti), 26th April ?99 --The Ejura-Sekyedumasi

district assembly has since 1994 spent a total of 373.5 million cedis on the provision of a variety of facilities and infrastructure to transform the otherwise the health centre at Ejura into a district hospital.

Facilities provided under the face-lift programme by the assembly include the rehabilitation of the out-patient department and the construction of a theatre, two wards and a semi-detached bungalow.

Split air-conditioners have also been installed in the theatre and the water supply system rehabilitated with the aid of the World Vision International, an NGO.

Mrs Joana Appiah-Dwomoh, Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, said this at the commissioning of the blood bank for the hospital on Saturday.

She allayed the fears of the people that blood transfussion could be contaminated in view of the AIDS disease and assured them that equipment for screening all blood samples have been provided to the bank to ensure the safety of their operations.

In an address read for him, Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services, appealed to citizens of the area to accept blood transfusion as a modern therapy and to encourage the youth to form clubs to voluntarily donate blood to the bank.

He said the regional health services administration will assist the Ejura hospital to provide quality services adding that it has allocated an incubator, a theatre lamp, step down transformer, wheel chair, beds and foams to the hospital.

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