A joint blood donation and a clean-up exercise was last weekend carried out at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) in the Northern Region as part of activities toward the coronation of Zosimli Naa, Ife Bell II.
It was organised by Sister City of Tamale and the office of Zosimli Naa in partnership with Tamale Islamic Senior High School (TISSEC).
The Zosimli Naa Ife Bell II said the aim of the blood donation exercise was to save lives at the hospital.
She said the clean-up exercise forms part of activities to enhance sanitation at the various health facilities in the region.
Zosimli Naa Ife Bell said life for every individual starts from birth.
She said women and children played very critical roles in society hence the need to clean the maternity wards of the various hospitals to protect them.
“Saving mothers and babies is the best way in the various hospitals and the communities they live” she said.
She explained that babies at the early stages needed a clean environment to keep them healthy.
Zosimli Naa Ife Bell ll stressed the need for every developed and developing nation to ensure that mothers and babies were in good health.
She also called for more individuals, and organisations to get to health facilities in the region to donate blood and clean up the facilities.
“We must make blood donation and clean-up exercise as part of our hobby,” she added
She therefore, called on the members of Sister City of Tamale to continue with the good spirit of volunteerism.
Mr Iddrisu A Tanko, the Deputy Director of Administration thanked the Sister City of Tamale and the Office of Zosimli Naa II for the initiative.
He said the blood donation would not only save lives in their hospital but would also go a long way to save lives in other health facilities as they served as a Teaching Hospital.
The Deputy Director also added that, the blood donation would also contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) of reducing child and maternal mortality in the region by 2030.
Mr Tanko also called on the general public to cultivate the habit of coming to the hospital to donate blood regularly to save lives.
Mr Abukari Adam, a donor said he always donates to save lives
“Blood donation has become my habit. It is a part of me now,” he added.
He, therefore, urged his friends and individuals to always try their best to go to the health facilities to donate blood to save lives.
Sister City of Tamale and the Office of Zosimli Naa has over the past years presented hospital equipment to the Tamale Teaching Hospital and other health institutions in the region.
FROM YAHAYA NUHU NADAA, TAMALE