The Lagos State Government has sealed a private hospital at Ago-Okota in the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area for taking unscreened and unlabeled blood and administering it to unknowing patients.
Dr. Bodunrin Osikomaiya, the executive secretary of the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSBTS), made this known in a statement released on Sunday by Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, the Director of Public Affairs for the State Ministry of Health.
Osikomaiya stated that after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen, the LSBTS sealed the facility in coordination with the state Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency.
“Following the tip-off, and after thorough investigations, the enforcement teams of LSBTS and HEFAMAA, during their joint monitoring exercise in the area, visited the facility and confirmed to be true, the unwholesome, unprofessional, and unethical medical practices and conduct of the hospital management,” Osikomaiya said.
She noted that the facility was closed due to violations of the blood transfusion service law, unethical and unprofessional medical practices, and endangering the lives of unknowing patients.
To help the fight against unwholesome blood transfusion, Osikomaiya urged people to report any violations and unwholesome behaviour they observed.