Murray Town Health Center Needs Stable Electricity
The Murray Town Community Health Officer, Musa Lebbie has recently confirmed to this press that the clinic needs a stable electricity supply to perform its tedious medical tasks and also for security purpose in a bid to promote healthy cardiovascular exercise in the surrounding area.
Speaking to this medium, the CHO disclosed that electricity supply is one of the main challenged the clinic has being faced since its establishment in 2002 to 2003 but the centre was able to only have a mini solar panel which is not enough to supply the microscopic machine through the support of the Murray Town UK Descendant Union and community people.
Mr. Lebbie said the Murray Town Health Clinic has three shift system for nurses and doctors to perform their duties professionally by demonstrating commitment in saving lives of citizens and that the UK Descendant Association has also played key role in creating the facility.
He added that the Murray Town Community has a Total Population Catchment of about twenty two thousand inhabitants which means they also received patients from Aberdeen, Lumley and other neighboring communities to access quality health service delivery.
The CHO further that the clinic is also working in close collaboration with eight Facility Management Committee (FMC), ten (10) Community Health Workers (CHWs) for the improvement of the entire surrounding area in terms of accessing health facility adding that CHW are divided into various zones to be able to identified emergency cases around the community.
He recognized the role played by CHW and FMC as significant in promoting the operations of the centre and that they usually conduct special joints visit to pregnant women, Under Five Children and Lactating Mothers across the community. He said these groups are multipurpose health workers committees who are also serving as liaison officers between the clinic and the community which means they are also operating as contact tracers during national immunization campaigns.
The CHO continue that water supply and other basic facilities are well structured in the clinic but electricity supply has still remains a huge challenge for the health centre.
He said the centre has several operational units ranging from the Family Planning department, Cost Recovery, Laboratory unit , delivery unit , operations unit,HIV unit, EPI, Nutritional unit among other units to sustain the work of the clinic.
He appeals to the community and the government in particular to continue providing the needed support to transform the health centre to another level.
By Alhassan Bangura
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