The chief executive officer of Bansang Hospital has revealed that the hospital recorded a total of fifty-eight thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four (58,934) patients, who sought health care services at the hospital from January to November 2016.
Baba Jeng made this disclosure during the presentation of gifts to the first babies of the year at a ceremony held at the Bansang Hospital. The presentation, which is a tradition for Operation Save the Children was championed by the First Lady of the Republic, Madam Zineb Jammeh.
He noted that out of this total figure 10% representing a sum of 4,675 patients were admitted for further treatment, while 2% representing 1016 of the total of out-patient department consultation was as a result of emergency referrals from other health facilities within and outside the region.
“It is worth noting that out of the 58,934 patients seen in the hospital, only 67 patients were referred to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital for further treatment,” he said.
Jeng applauded the entire clinical team of the hospital for a job well done, further describing Bansang hospital as the second busiest hospital in the country.
The hospital, he went on, received referrals from three regions as well as from Madina Yerro Fulla in the neighboring region of Cassamance, Senegal.
With a bed capacity of 191, the hospital has a staff population of 352, serving a population of more than four hundred thousand people.
He mentioned the hospital clinical departments and OPD services as including: pediatrics, adults, dental & ophthalmic, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, provided on in and out-patients round the clock.
According to him, these departments are supported by pharmacy, diagnostic (Laboratory and X-Ray) and physiotherapy units.
While commending the First Lady for this bold initiative, Jeng acknowledged that the initiative would encourage high institutional delivery.
He pointed out that recent indicators have confirmed that maternal mortality has drastically reduced, relating it to the good health delivery service across the country.
by Lamin SM Jawo