Doctor of the Ghanaian ECOMIG contingent in The Gambia, Major Bernard Yaw Nana Agyiri has administered another 1, 765 successful deliveries and numerous minor surgeries under harsh conditions during the 11 months of his posting at Essau District Hospital in North Bank Region.
Last year, Major Agyiri administered 530 life deliveries at the hospital in which the region’s health authorities commended him for what they called his ‘good work’ since his arrival in The Gambia earlier last year.
North Bank Region health director Momodou Lamin said Major Agyiri’s presence in the region is drastically reducing referrals to Banjul and easing the ferry crossing burden on pregnant women who benefited from his free scanning services.
John Joseph Mendy, officer in –charge of the hospital said until now, no single maternal death occurred at the hospital since Major Agyiri took over the obstetrics and gynecology departments.
Mahtarr Jeng, Member of Parliament for Lower Niumi said Major Agyiri has significantly contributed to in Gambia’s health delivery system, noting that the community appreciated his good work.
A community volunteer Laity Joof and Fatou Jammeh, a native of Essau said Major Agyiri was always willing to help, noting that his work in North Bank is greatly appreciated. “He have saved many lives, particularly women who came to the hospital with severe complications.
Senior nursing officer Yankuba Camara said Major Agyiri has been helpful in terms of emergency and maternity cases and because of his intervention, they witnessed significant progress at the maternity unit.