He said though some members of the public endeavoured to donate blood to save lives more needed to be done to improve on the blood stock of the Blood Bank.
“Blood donation has many benefits. It saves live, replenishes the body with fresh blood and helps one to know his or her blood group and health status,” he said.
Mr Tetteh made the call at the blood donation and health screening exercise organised by the Lapaz Community Hospital in Accra as part of activities marking the 12th anniversary celeb ration of the hospital.
He commended the hospital for its initiative and appealed to Ghanaians to see blood donation as their civic responsibilities.
Dr Mrs Joy Tettey, the Medical Director of the Hospital, said the hospital started as a clinic in May, 2004 in a single storey facility.
She said through prudent and sound managerial practices backed by good healthcare delivery the clinic, after three years of operation, flourished and expanded its facility.
“It is presently a fully-fledged hospital in a twin two-storey building and an adjoining four-storey complex,” Dr Tetteh said.
She said the hospital opened an annex at Christian Village near Achimota in 2008 and that all operations were computerised making services quick and efficient.
Dr Tetteh said the hospital sought to provide high quality medical services to its valued customers at the least possible cost without compromising on the quality of service it rendered to patients.
‘This has been accomplished through highly motivated and competent staff committed to excellent customer care, sound managerial practices, the use of state- of-the- art medical technology as well as efficient and reliable hospital information system.
Dr Tettey said the hospital’s daily attendance had increased from 400 to 500 due to the quality healthcare it offered.
She gave the assurance that the hospital would continue to champion quality healthcare delivery to ensure the welbeing of citizens.