Isolation Ward

Posted: June 16, 2016 by Patrice Miles in Uncategorized

DSC_0086Over two years ago we had an Ebola scare at the hospital. A patient came into the reception area in our OPD (Out Patient Department) and vomited everywhere. She had all the signs of Ebola and Nigeria was in the heart of the Ebola crisis at that time. The staff tried their best too isolate her in a make shift isolation ward we had set up. We waited anxiously for her lab results to come back from  Lakoja, a town four hours away. The stress of wondering if she had contaminated so many around her was consuming us as we waited. Doctors who had been in the area tried to isolate themselves from the other missionaries just in case. Missionaries that were on their way back to Egbe, were told to stay where they were until the results came back. We all sat and waiting. We were relieved when we heard the word that she was negative for Ebola.

Since then Lassa Fever has increased and we have always had TB cases where Isolation of the patient from the other patients has been a necessary. We are happy that donations came into support the rehab of our old lab into a new Isolation Ward. This Ward will also house a nursing library and a nursing changing area. Thanks to all those who donated time and money to see this project competed. We have many more projects that need to be completed. If you or anyone you know would like to donate to a project or come and serve ion our medical on construction team, please email me at Patrice.Miles@sim.org.

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  1. Spurgeon says:

    My Friends what you do is amazing and always an inspiration for others apart from how blessing it is for the local communities out there. My God bless you guys. Dr Spurgeon

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