The National Blood Service has called for the promulgation of a National Blood Policy to help regulate and improve key issues relating to blood transfusion. According to the Director of the National Blood Service, Dr. Justina Ansah, blood transfusion has reached a critical point that the country needs to find a more concrete and concerted approach in dealing with . She said the blood bank only records twenty-eight percent of a targeted sixty percent blood donation and called for more voluntary donations. Dr. Ansah made the statement at the annual review performance of the National Blood Service.
PRISONS SCREENING The Ministry of Health is to refurbish the medical theatre at the Nsawam Prisons which has been left dormant for years. In addition , it will have a resident doctor, midwife and nurses with immediate effect. The Minister of Health ,Sherry Aryitey ,announced this when the Ministry organised a medical screening for about three thousand seven hundred inmates of the prisons. The screening which will span five days will cater for eye, respiratory, nose, ear and other specialised cases.
The Chaplain in charge of the Nsawam Prisons, Rev. ASP Stella Aba Katsu has appealed to relatives of inmates in the Nsawam Prisons not to reject them when they are released. She said though such people have committed crimes, rejection cannot be a way of reforming them. Speaking to Radio Ghana, Rev. ASP Katsu, said stigmatisation of convicts will only drive them back to engage in crime.