Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Unethical hospital staff accused of selling blood to patients

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By The Daily News Reporter

THE National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) can manage to collect only 160,000 blood units annually out of the total need of 350,000 units amid allegations that unethical staff in some of the hospitals are selling little available blood to patients.

The Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Prof David Mwakyusa, said in Mwanza today during the ceremony to mark the World Blood Donors Day that the government would take stern measures to hospital staff found selling blood to patients.

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