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ASB Clinic Project Manager speaks

Mar 16, 2011, 1:10 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The project manager of the Dippakunda-based ASB Clinic, Beatrice Weigelt, has reiterated the health and humanitarian roles the hospital plays in the country.

Founded in 2001 as an NGO with 38 staff, the hospital focuses on maternity health care, and treats an average of 100 to 120 deliveries per month.

It also has an out-patient and theatre facilities and in average the clinic treats 36 thousand patients per year, Mrs Weigelt says.

“We target the poor people and the children are treated free of charge and adults pay less,” she said.

“In February we have the annual events of qualified doctors on human medicines and dental medicines from Germany. Qualified doctors come every year to perform major operations like contractions from bones, tumors and kiloids on 42 children within 10 days.”

The project manager also said they recently received an ambulance from a sister organization called ASB Hamburg to boost their service delivery. “It is very well equipped with oxygen and all the emergency medicines needed for the patients,” she said.

The ambulance, she said, is mainly used to accompany patients to the hospital and “sometimes used it to refer patients to Dakar”.