• News - South West - Oyo
  • Updated: March 21, 2023

UCH Reacts To Blood Bank Downward Trend

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has declared that there is no such record of total blackout and blood bank downward trend in the hospital.

UCH was reacting to reports that it was experiencing a total blackout and a blood bank downward trend.

Speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State, the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee and Director of Clinical Services, Dr Abiodun Moshood Adeoye, said there is no record of any negative blood transfusion or reaction as reported.

He urged journalists to always approach the hospital to seek clarification on issues, adding that the hospital will be glad to address any request seeking clarification or reaction.

“Concerning the report, I can tell you that we are surprised because as the Director, Clinical Services, I am not aware of such.

"Immediately I heard about the report, what I did was to call the Head of Department and she confirmed there was no such issue.

"We called the Engineering Department as well to confirm but they said they were also surprised that something like that was reported.

“We called our assistants and others who worked with us and they told us it was not true. We all found out that the information could not be true.

"We don’t know maybe some certain people are not happy with the progress we are making, though we cannot be perfect hundred per cent.

“As far as I am concerned as Director, Clinical Services, I don’t have any report on any blood transfusion we had that is viewed as bad transfusion.

"If the person can come up with more specific evidence on what he has seen, we can take it up from there. But as far as we are concerned, there is no such report.

"We have gone round and still doing our investigation, and if there is any report of such, I should have the report.”

Adeoye, while speaking on the electricity supply at the hospital said despite the very low supply these days, the hospital has relied on generating sets to complement the supply.

He said that the hospital has a lot of generating sets but because of cost implications, the hospital is making use of over 40 generating sets.

He added that the service areas like Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Accident and Emergency and others are being run on inverters.

Adeoye added that the Blood bank the report said is experiencing a downward trend and has two functioning generating sets, adding that it is the next on the line to get inverters.

He charged well-to-do Nigerians who can assist the hospital to come forward as some philanthropists have done in the past.

A group, Network for Better Life Nigeria had called for help from Nigerians to donate blood to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

The group also lamented that the hospital is in dire straits, haemorrhaging and in need of help to restore its glory and prevent further deaths of patients lacking timely need of blood.

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