By BASHIR BELLO, Abuja
Chairman House of Representative Committee on Health Care Services,
Hon. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, has commended the National Assembly for passing the bill on National Blood Transfusion Service Commission and for also approving the appropriation bill for the Commission. Dr. Sununu also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the bill which led to the creation of the Commission.
The lawmaker who spoke to journalists at the National Blood Transfusion Service Commission in Abuja, during the house committee oversite visit. The Coordinator of National Blood Transfusion Services Commission, Dr. Omale Joseph Amedu update the House of Representatives about the workings and financial standing of the Commission.
Hon. Sununu commended Dr. Omale and the leadership of the Commission for doing a wonderful job at the blood Transfusion Services Commission. He explained that with the little money given to the Commission, the management was able to procure equipments that would allow them to separate blood into components which would give the patients a wide variety of options and also save value
He further commended Dr. Omale Joseph Amedu for judiciously using the 2019 budget for the Commission.
” The utilisation of the approved budget has been very wonderful. We observe some few areas that preceded this current administration. Furthermore, there was paucity of fund before the coming of Dr. Amedu
“However, we observed that about N10 million was mopped up from the budget of 2019, so we thought that should be investigated fully. What we have seen today reflects that if budget is given today, we shall see transformation. We have seen apparasis machines, we seen automated screening machines that screen over two hundred blood samples within one hour that have all been installed courtesy of 2020/ 2021 budget.
“This shows that with little money, the Commission can get all this machines to the other regional offices in the country.