Sarkibaka Baptist Health Center
The people of Sarki Barka saw a great need for a health facility and from 1984-1986, they requested for a health post from the Life Abundant Primary healthcare programme (LAP) of the CBC Health Services. On November 17, 1986 therefore, the health post was approved and a survey team sent in by LAP to do feasibility studies in 1988. On October 21, 1989, the primary health centre (PHC) went operational with three community health workers trained by LAP. The PHC was finally upgraded into an integrated health centre of the CBC Health Services in September 2005.
In 2014, the health centre had 11 staff including a screener. An average of 290 patients are seen per month. The health centre operates on a three-shift system; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Patients come from Sarki Barka itself, Songkolong, Atta, Lingam, New Group (all in Bankim Subdivision) and from Hanaire in Nigeria. The common ailments consulted are malaria, diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, hypertension, diabetes and gastritis among others.
Outpatient Services: The outpatient services in Sarki Barka Baptist Health Centre are general consultation, registration/payment, laboratory, pharmacy, maternal child health (MCH) services like family planning, antenatal clinic (ANC), deliveries and infant welfare clinic, treatment room for minor surgeries, housekeeping, security services and health education in the health centre and in the community.
Inpatient Services: With a total of 22 hospital beds, the health centre does admissions into the General Ward for children and women and the Men’s Ward.
Location: Sarki Barki Baptist Health Centre is found in the southwest of Adamawa Region precisely in Bankim Subdivision of Mayo Banyo Division. It falls under Somie Health Area in the Bankim Health District.
Tel.: (+237) 674228069 (Chief of Centre)