The inauguration ceremony brought together members of the traditional council in Bambalang, inhabitants of Bambalang village, friends of care center from within the village and out of the village. In his welcome speech, Dr. Mbachiokie Richard revealed that care center has as mission to take care of the whole man, taking care of the body, soul and spirit. According to the medical practitioner, care center has a vision to see people receive health care and pay little or nothing. The occasion offered men of God an opportunity to spread the good news. Pastor Shanui Noveter of Baptist Church Bambalang drew inspirations from the book of Corinthians I chapter 8 verse 6 and thrilled participants with a special message in which he observed that despite latest machines, death rate is still on the rise. The man of God challenged attendees to pay tribute to the creator and maker of all things. Speaking passionately, a zealous pastor Shanui Noveter said despite the acquisition of an echography machine and other machines by care center, the healer remains God Almighty whose mercy could be sought through his son Jesus Christ. The inauguration ceremony also gave care center an opportunity to present a statistics of its activities some 11 months after opening its doors. Care center will be remember after coming to lamplight just few months after opening its doors with the successful operation of conjoint twins which we reported (https://ngoketunjiaonline.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/conjoint-twins-delivered-in-bambalang-ngoketunjia-division-of-the-north-west-region). Care center offer Laboratory services, surgery, mother and child care, dentistry, general consultations, blood transfusion, vaccination, high blood pressure clinic, diabetic clinic, epilepsy clinic, pharmacy with quality drugs, with the introduction of the echography services among others. People took the ceremony as an opportunity to give testimonies of their experience with care center clinic. “if not of care center I would have been history by now, I went to many hospitals and no problem was identified with me but when I came to care center my situation changed for better and my problem identified”.
With the inauguration of the ultrasound machine, friends of care center have some expectations, “We expect that it will help poor people to have precise diagnoses, something that initially was only possible far away from the village with inhabitants having to pay huge sums of money and braving the poor roads”. Rev. A.P Fomukong. It should be recalled that ultra sound is safe and painless and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer or probe and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation as used in x-rays thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are capture in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound examinations can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness. Ultrasound is used to help medical practitioners evaluate symptoms such as pain, swelling and infection. Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs, including but not limited to the heart and blood vessels, including the abdominal aorta and its major branches, the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, ovaries and unborn child (fetus) in pregnant women, eyes, thyroid and parathyroid glands, scrotum (testicles), brain in infants, hips in infants among many others.
At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Mbachokie Richard revealed that henceforth care center shall assist parents to acquire birth certificates for their newborn babies upon delivery, treatment of snake bites free of charge using a specific machine, run a health insurance policy that will permit people have health care even without a franc. These innovations according to the ever smiling and welcoming experienced medical doctor are steps in a direction to see care center attain its vision, that of people having quality health after paying little or nothing. The echography machine goes operational immediately.
Workers had time to shake their bodies and give praise to God Almighty through the voice of Sis. Odette Nditafon in her musical album “I am Favored”
By Mbah Isofa
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