Romkong Baptist Health Center
The health centre was started as Primary Health Centre (PHC) in 1995 under the Life Abundant Primary (LAP) Healthcare programme of the CBC Health Services to meet the health needs of the population of Romkong and neighbouring villages. In 2007, due to the increasing demand for more services that could be offered only by more qualified staff, the PHC was upgraded and given full status of a health centre. Today, with a staff strength of 10, Romkong Baptist Health Centre sees an average of 160 patients per month. The health centre operates on a three shift system (7a.m to 2p.m, 2p.m to 9p.m and 9p.m to 7a.m.) and is supervised by Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH). Patients come from Romkong and neighbouring villages notably Kikoo, Sarkir, Kikaicom, Waingoilum and Roo.Part of the health centre building was constructed with funds from German volunteers and another section was erected thanks to support from the people of the USA through the Ambassador’s Self Help Programme.
These include general consultation (with malaria, hypertension, diarrhea, pneumonia, diabetes, gastritis and urinary tract infections among others being the common ailments), maternal child health (MCH) services like antenatal clinic, deliveries (an average of four deliveries are conducted in a month), infant welfare clinic and family planning, laboratory services, pharmacy service and a treatment room where minor surgeries are done.
The health centre has some 12 hospital beds which are spread out in three wards; Men’s Ward, Women/Children’s Ward and Maternity Ward. Very sick patients are admitted into these wards. Meanwhile, severe cases are referred to Banso Baptist Hospital which is just about 7km away for proper follow up and intensive care.
Romkong Baptist Health Centre is located in Kikaikelahki in Kumbo Sub-Division, Bui Division of the Northwest Region of Cameroon.
Tel: (+237) 67264 5320 / 69672 5915