The Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) will now be in a better position to serve its growing number of patients after the launch of a blood bank at the institute.
The new facility is estimated to be worth Sh. 220 million that was gotten through the aid from Kuwait government. It was officiated by the Minister for Health Ummy Mwalimu with the Kuwait ambassador to Tanzania.
The presence of the blood bank at MOI will help improve its blood reserve hence will be able save the lives of several casualties who seek treatment at the hospital.
Before this launch, blood was sought from Muhimbili main hospital, which in most cases was overwhelmed. The average demand for blood in a day, is said to be between 13-20 units, but the units available per day are between 5-10, hence the presence of the bank, is likely to increase the availability of blood to patients.
The ambassador for Kuwait to Tanzania said he is honoured to cooperate with Tanzania in improving the health sector.