Ngeptang Baptist Health Center
Ngeptang Baptist Health Centre started as a Government Health Post in the 80s and was later handed to the community. On September 12, 1999 the health post was handed over to the CBC Health Services in order that the population can continue to enjoy quality health care services. On the handing over ceremony, the health centre was dedicated to God Almighty in the presence of the then Administrator in Charge of Personnel at Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH), Mr. Ngang Paul and the Life Abundant Primary healthcare programme, Rev. Ngoh David who represented the CBC Health Services administration.
On November 18, 1999 the health centre was officially inaugurated in the presence of the population and the BBH Administrator, Mr. Tawah Moses, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gad Fokum as well as government and municipal authorities.
The Government of Cameroon through the Hounourable Minister of Public Health authorized Ngeptang Baptist Health Centre to function as an Integrated Health Centre in the year 2000 supervised by the CBC Health Services.
In 2014, the health centre was seeing an average of 200 patients every month. Same year, the staff strength stood at 11 (including one screener). The centre operates on a three shift system (7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.). Banso Baptist Hospital, the supervising hospital undertakes a doctor’s support visit to Ngeptang Baptist Health Centre every other month. Most of the clients seen in the health centre come from Ngeptang itself and neighboring villages like Bamti, Nkale, Djottin and Mbam. A good number of these clients are Fulani. The common diseases seen include malaria, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and hypertension among others.
They include general consultation, family planning (FP), infant welfare clinic (IWC), antenatal clinic (ANC), laboratory (tests done include malaria, white blood cell differential, urinalysis, stool and HIV), and a pharmacy that dispenses drugs to clients.
The health centre does admissions of very sick clients for close follow up. Patients are admitted into two main wards; the General Ward for children and women and the Men’s Ward. Also, deliveries are done here with an average of eight conducted in a month. There is a Maternity Ward where postpartum care is offered to mothers and their new born babies. Other services in the health centre include security services, laundry and community health education.
Ngeptang Baptist Health Centre is found in the Oku Health District, Noni Sub Division, in Bui Division of the Northwest Region of Cameroon. The inhabitants of Ngeptang are predominantly farmers.
Tel: (+237) 67546 6386 (Chief of Centre), 69919 0262 or 65597 8738