Chief executive officer of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Dalvin Thomas has said that Venezuelan nationals can donate blood to the Blood Bank.
He said, however, the blood will be tested.
He made the statement at yesterday’s World Blood Donor Day symposium hosted by the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with North Central Regional Health Authority.
The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) has launched a new “Brighter Smiles” Dental Outreach initiative to the Blanchisseuse community as what it says is part of a wider plan to deliver quality healthcare to rural communities.
The NCRHA said the outreach initiative, which started on July 17th 2018, is a collaboration between the North Central Regional Health Authority and the Blanchisseuse Village Council.
The North-Central Regional Health Authority has launched an investigation into the discovery of blood samples and syringes found at the roadside in Mount Hope.
The NCRHA says it cannot understand how the bio-hazardous material got there.
The following is a statement from the NCRHA:
"Firstly, we would like to express our thanks to Ms. Deniece Jones for bringing the matter to our urgent attention via Facebook.
The Government has announced new directors for the boards of the National Maintenance Training and Security Company Limited (MTS), the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) and the Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL).
Jackie Lazarus will chair MTS on a board that will include,
Mr. Keith McDonald (Deputy Chairman)
Mr. Ian Ford
Ms. Rosanna McKenna
Ms. Averline Scott
Mr. Michael Mohammed