This is a unit with a capacity of 50 beds. Any female patient over 16 years is admitted with medical, gynaecological or surgical conditions. The common conditions include gastritis, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and pneumonia among others; fractures and trauma from road traffic accidents especially motor-cycle accidents, cuts from assaults and diabetic wounds. Currently cancer cases are on the increase.
We have a challenge in diagnostic equipment (e.g. CT scan) as most of the patients needing this are referred to other health facilities.
We hope to develop a High Dependency Unit and then a renal unit. We will need to have specialised staff trained to work in these units.