Oyo Gov. Inaugurates SW’s First Automated Blood Screening Machine

The first automated blood screening machine in the southwest has been inaugurated in ibadan.

Our health correspondent who was there reports that the machine known as Architect i1000 automated screening machine was inaugurated by oyo state Governor Engineer Seyi makinde.

Represented by the commissioner for health, Dr. Taiwo Ladipo, the governor expressed the determination of the present administration to address shortages of blood .

The acting Director General National Blood Service Commission, NBSC, Dr. Joseph Omale noted that the landmark achievement would assist in improving the healthcare system and reduce the stress being faced by the health personnel in the course of discharging their duty.

Southwest Zonal Director, Dr, Dapo Aworanti said the commission would continue to do all they could to prevent untimely deaths through the adequate provision of blood.

The event also witnessed the presentation of awards to two outstanding blood donors Mr. Ibrahim Adewale and Mr. olumide Wilson who donated 80 and 59 pints of blood.

The occassion had in attendance stakeholders in the health sector including commissioners for health in ogun and Osun states.

Lilian Ibomor

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