Limbe Health Centre has appealed for support from the corporate world in addressing some of the challenges that the facility is facing.
Making the appeal on Tuesday, Limbe Health Centre sister-in-charge, Naomi Bowa, said the facility is failing to properly attend to patients due to the problems they are facing.
Said Bowa: “We have erratic water supply, few delivery pots and few treatment rooms. In the absence of these, we cannot properly assist our patients as we are forced to send some home instead of providing them medical treatment here.
“The other challenge is that government allocates us funding according to the number of people in our catchment area, but, we also receive patients from other areas and it is difficult for us to send them back.”
The health centre treats about 200 people daily as outpatients and 60 to 100 pregnant women come for antenatal care, with about six deliveries daily.