The Lagos State House of Assembly has ordered the closure of the blood bank section of Gbagada General Hospital.
This came after the Committee on Health Services, which was accompanied by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency discovered unethical procedures during an inspection exercise of the hospital.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Segun Olulade, who lamented the unhealthy situation at the blood bank unit on Monday, authorised the immediate sealing off of the blood bank due to the anomaly of screened and unscreened blood muddle observed by HEFEMAA team.
Team leader and Executive Secretary of HEFEMAA, Dr. Mabel Adjekughele, had observed that the blood bank was in bad state, with screened and unscreened blood kept in the same place without proper marking.
Noting that this act of negligence by those in charge of the blood bank posed danger to those who patronise the hospital, the HEFEMAA team leader advised that the blood bank be sealed pending when the place would be put in order.
The committee also visited the Cardiac and Renal Centre also located in Gbagada General Hospital, where the Director of the Centre, Prof. Babatunde Green told the committee that some of the acquired world-class medical equipment were not functioning, either due to improper installations or poor quality of installation materials.
Prof. Green also blamed power supply for the failure to run the facility to its full capacity, just as he noted that the facility was commissioned and handed over to the Renescor Health in that condition.
In his response, Hon. Olulade stated that the committee will summon the contractors that handled the Cardiac and Renal Centre project; Ministry of Health officials, Public-Private Partnership and all necessary Agencies to investigate the poor state of the Centre.