NBSC South-West Acquires Cold Centrifuge

A component production machine known as Cold Centrifuge has been inaugurated in Ibadan.

The Cold Centrifuge is to produce blood components which would in turn improve blood screening services in the country.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire who stated this while inaugurating the equipment explained that the centrifuge would separate the four components of blood in the human body to give a specific requirement instead of exhausting the whole blood.

Dr Ehanire who was represented by Director General, National Blood Service Commission, NBSC, Dr Omale Amedu, hinted that the commission had approved the categorization of blood establishment into primary, secondary and tertiary levels based on the structure range of personal, equipment, products and the services rendered.

The minister noted he had given the approval to constitute a regulatory task force to effectively carry out this regulation to ensure that all blood screening establishments in the country were authorized to be in the business.

In an address of welcome, the Zonal Director of the National Blood Service Commission, NBSC, South-West Zonal Centre, Dr Oladapo Aworanti expressed satisfaction that the components production equipment would meet international standards.

In a goodwill message, Secretary to Oyo State Government, SSG, Mrs Adeosun Olubanwo represented by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Ayoola Adebisi lauded the initiative and described the event as unique while noting that one of the cardinal programmes of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration was the provision of good healthcare.

He explained that the state had digital blood-transforming equipment across the health facilities to complement the effort of the NBSC.

Goodwill messages were sent by Chief Medical Directors of hospitals in Ibadan, Lagos, and Ekiti States and other stakeholders.

The high point of the event was the inauguration of the NBSC Tertiary Education Blood Safety Club.

Fasilat Lawal

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