ECOMIG doctor administers 530 deliveries at Essau District Hospital

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Ghanaian ECOWAS Military Intervention in The Gambia (ECOMIG) contingent doctor Major Bernard Yaw Nana Agyiri has administered 530 deliveries at Essau District Hospital in North Bank Region.

The region’s health director Momodou Lamin Manneh and staff have commended Dr. Agyiri for what they called his ‘good work’ since his arrival in The Gambia earlier this year.

Mr. Manneh said the Ghanaian ECOMIG mission in The Gambia is not only maintaining peace but they are equally providing immense support in the country’s health delivery system especially in the North Bank Region.

Speaking to journalists at the Essau District Hospital last Wednesday, Mam Badjie, a registered midwife nurse and head of the hospital’s maternity unit said Dr. Agyiri joined them on 25th February 2018 as a general practitioner and has been helpful in terms of taking care of their emergency cases both in the maternity unit and other units in the facility. ”He sometimes provides drugs and equipment from their base in Barra just to save a patient’s life,” she said.

She recalled that from February to date, out of the 530 successful deliveries at the facility, 515 were live birth, 5 were fresh still births and 10 were macerated still births, noting that out of the total deliveries, 503 were normal deliveries, 27 assisted deliveries, 10 vacuum deliveries and 16 breech deliveries. 

Officer-in-charge of the hospital John Joseph Mendy said the Ghanaian ECOMIG contingent in Barra have also supported in fixing the plumbing system of the entire hospital and donated a water tank to the facility.

Dr. Lazaro Lobaina Chramunt, a Cuban doctor also working at the hospital said the entire medical team is proud of working with Dr. Agyiri because since his arrival he has eased their work at the facility and many lives were saved through his timely intervention.

Dr. Ibrahim Mbowe, a newly posted doctor at the hospital and Lamin Fofana, head of the hospital’s Out-Patient Department (OPD) both expressed appreciation to Dr. Agyiri for his services to the people.

Dr. Major Agyiri himself said  job is divided into three areas; medical, Surgical, OBS and Gyne, adding that since his arrival he received good support from the hospital management and staff and the community of Essau and its environment.

Source: Picture: Dr. Agyiri conducting work on a newly born baby