Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Hospital Building and Services

Local villagers have become more aware of the medical service that is being offered free of cost, and an increase in patients and medical needs has escalated. As a result, the current building, with two small rooms, has become inadequate to deal with the expanding patient population.

So last year construction began on a new, much larger clinic. The new building will be completed by the fall of 2008 and will facilitate the provision of a much wider scope of medical services.

The new facility will have better patient privacy, Inpatient capacity, improved examination and treatment facility, accommodation for care givers/family members and volunteers, toilets and running water, pharmacy/dispensary, and laboratory facility. This is an exciting time to implement expanded programs such as antenatal care and Public health/hygiene education to reduce common and preventable causes of morbidity and death.