Garwula District Records Low HIV Cases
By D. Ignatius Roberts
ROBERTSPORT, Jan 31 (LINA) -The Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Madina Clinic in Garwula Statutory District, Grande Cape Mount County has reported that random sampling of HIV/AIDS in the district indicates that the disease is not prevalent in the area.
According to OIC Nyanday P. Dorbor, out of 308 persons randomly tested for the disease, only two persons were positive.
Madame Dorbor told the Liberia News Agency Thursday at her Madina office that the two cases have since been transferred to the St. Timothy Government Hospital in Robertsport, the provincial capital, for treatment. .
She said in addition to the two HIV/AIDS positive cases, three tuberculosis patients have been transferred to the Sinje Health Center.
She told the Liberia News Agency (LINA) that a total of 78 babies were born at the clinic in 2013, representing 38 girls and 40 boys.
Meanwhile, OIC Dorbor has complained of severe drug shortage at the clinic, forcing the clinic’s administration to turn back many patients in need of medication.
She regretted that of the six employees at the hospital only one is on the government payroll, while the others are surviving on incentives given them by the clinic.
Madam Dorbor is also calling on government to expand the clinic to accommodate patients in nearby towns and villages to increase access to the health care delivery system.