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Church of Bangladesh St Anne’s Medical Centre, Oxford Mission, Barisal - Annual Report for 2005
Translated by Margaret How

First of all I would like to give thanks to God the Father. He has blessed our work and with His blessing He has looked after us. The clinic has been running according to the yearly plan of 6 days a week. The clinic staff have worked 298 days this year. Together with the part-time Doctor there is a total of 10 staff. The Doctor comes 1 day a week on Fridays. The General Clinic is on 3 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). In this clinic sick children have treatment and are weighed. Women’s family planning, children’s health, cleanliness, washing, clean water, and healthy food (nutrition) teaching and advice are given.In the General Clinic on Monday, DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus), Polio, Hepatitis B, BCG and measles vaccines and vitamins are given.

16 June 2005, ‘A Plus Campaign’: Vitamin A given to 88 people. Worm medicine given to 76 people. 2nd Round, 22 December: Vitamin A to 170 people. Worm medicine to 139 people.

Antenatal Clinic -3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). In this clinic pregnant women are examined and given treatment when necessary. Advice about nutrition is given, and so that mothers and babies don’t get tetanus, they are given Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine once on a Wednesday.

Regularly every year we have received vaccines and other necessary things from the City Corporation, and at different times I and my staff have given a monthly report to the City Corporation in a meeting or a seminar. At the order of the City Corporation we have changed the rule from 5 days to 2 days for giving vaccines. This is because having the vaccine for 5 days it goes bad, So we have cut down the days to 2 for vaccinating so that the vaccine doesn’t go off/bad.

According to the Committee’s decision for St. Anne’s Clinic side for the Great 21st February we had a banner and flowers at the rally at the Martyrs’ Memorial.*

This year we want to thank the Manager because he has mended the road at the front of the clinic.

Every year, and this year as well, my staff go on Fridays to the Sub-Centre at Kashipur, and according to need they treat patients and give health advice. This year they have seen a total of 206 people.

On 31 December 2005 Mr. Dilip Bala, the Dispensing Manager, checked the stock of medicine. There was no problem with the medicine stock.

Finally I want to thank those who have helped by their sacrifice, prayers and help, and to thank God for the wonderful way He has helped our work.

MRS USHA BISWAS, Nursing Superintendent

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