Nchelenge Mission Hospital Blood Bank goes without blood for one month
The Blood Bank at St. Pauls Mission Hospital in Nchelenge has not been in operation for the past one month, thereby risking the lives of patients in need of blood transfusion.
Acting Nchelenge District Commissioner, Wilson Kasoloko confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview today.
Mr. Kasoloko, who could not give reasons for the shortage of blood at the Hospital, appealed to health authorities in Luapula Province to urgently address the situation before lives are lost.
He said St. Pauls Mission Hospital caters for four districts namely, Nchelenge, Chienge, Kaputa and Mbereshi area in Kawambwa District and called upon the Ministry of Health to ensure that the Institution has adequate supply of blood at all times.
Mr. Kasoloko said blood, useful especially in saving the lives of accident victims during operations, mothers giving birth and anaemic children and adults should be in constant supply at the hospital.
A check at the District Health Office revealed that the hospital had not reported the shortage of blood.