A woman waiting for medical care in N'Djamena, Chad:
A look at some of the facts and figures behind an SOS Medical Centre in Chad, Africa:
The SOS Medical Centre N'Djamena, Chad remains a centre of reference for the people from the surrounding communities. Thanks to it proximity, best quality cares and accessible treatment costs for the poorest people, the centre receives daily a great number of populations.
SOS Medical Centre N'Djamena Chad
From January to December 2008, the following services have worked in the SOS medical centre:
* Consultation in general medicine * Paediatrics consultation * Antenatal consultation * The small surgery * Cares, test of medical parameters (temperature, weight, arterial tension * Medical examinations * Chemistry
Consultations of paediatrics are implemented by the doctor and cares superior technician (TSSI) carries out consultations of general medicine. The antenatal consultation by the midwives. Cares and the small surgery are carried out by the Health Technician (ATS) is hold by the treasurer secretary and the manager.
Drug products stock management is insured by the Manager, the laboratory by a technician of laboratory; the supplying by the treasurer secretary, the product of maintenances by the technician of surface.
It's to be known that the staff participates to the permanence in a rotary way on Saturdays and free-days. The centre is opened from Monday to Thursday 7h00 am to 2pm, and Friday-Saturday from 7h30 to 12h00.
Consultation services, nurse cares, laboratory, social-assistance and the chemistry work to guarantee the SOS children's health, the staff of SOS and their families, beneficiaries of FSP and the public. Only the vaccination is not functional on 2008.
On behalf of the year 2008, 7,822 patients benefit from the services of the SOS Medical Centre; whereas in 2007, they were 8,121 patients. This fall can draw its causes from the periods of disorders between February and March which caused the escape of the population towards Cameroon. To November, the Town hall of N'Djaména did not proceed to the abandonment of the irregular dwellings with Djari. The movement of the populations can also explain these drops in number of visits of SOS Medical Centre.