Clinic’s outreach decreases overcrowding

The National, Monday July 18th, 2016

The mobile outreach by Kaugere clinic in Port Moresby has decreased the number of babies and mothers to the clinic daily, manager Janet Pongone says.
“Each day we attend to about 100 to 150 babies who are brought in by their mothers for the well-baby clinic and today we are seeing less than 50 which is a positive outcome of the outreach,” Pongone said.
She said the mobile clinic provided monthly immunisation, family planning services, antenatal clinic and general awareness on TB, leprosy and good nutrition.
Pongone said they started the outreach last month at the Kaugere Geno Barracks and covered Korobosea village last Friday.
“We will be visiting Talai Gorobe where the outreach point will be Talai market and the last week of the month, we will go to Koki Wanigela community where we will set up at the Koki community hall,” she said.
She said a good number of mothers brought in their babies for immunisation and also the number for mothers and girls who came in for family planning has increased.
“We want to bring the service to the community and decrease the number of babies and mothers overcrowding at the clinic.”
She said the outreach provided the normal well-baby clinic during which babies were given immunisation against illnesses such as measles. They would make the outreach a monthly routine for the clinic as it has achieved good results.