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AFPRC General Hospital report adopted

Jun 16, 2015, 11:08 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

The joint session of the Public Accounts Committee and Public Enterprises Committee (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly recently adopted the AFPRC General Hospital annual activity and financial report for the year ended 2013.

Presenting the report before the assembly joint committees, Dr Mamady Cham, chief executive officer of the AFPRC hospital, said the report attempted to outline the activities and service delivery statistics of the hospital for the year 2012.

The hospital with at least six clinical departments including internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, has a multi-disciplinary team of vibrant health workers providing clinical services 24/7, he said.

During the year 2012, he added, a total of 28,730 OPD cases were attended to, of which 62 percent were people 15 years of age.

Referrals from peripheral health centres to the hospital were a total of 273 patients to the main referral hospital in Banjul for further management, he stated.

Between 1 January and 31 December 2012, a total of 3,312 patients were admitted of which 80 per cent were successfully managed and discharged to go home alive, he told deputies.

He said children, pregnant women and recently delivered women accounted for the most admitted.

According to him, in 2012, a total of 313 surgical operations were performed compared to 2010 and 2011 indicating an increase of 52.7 per cent in the surgery performed in 2012.

Eye surgery accounted for the highest in 2012 (188) followed by cesarean section (175), he said, adding that the number of cesarean sections increased by 58 per cent between 2011 (111) and 2012 (175)

Equally, both the number of institutional deliveries and multiple births increased substantially between 2011 and 2012, he noted.

He said the number of deliveries increased by 24 per cent from 1,574 to 1,954 and multiple births by 58.8 per cent from 34 to 54 sets of twins.

Institutional maternal mortality ratio significantly reduced between 2011 and 2012 with a reduction of 38 per cent in one calendar year, he said.