The second phase of the programme started with the presentation of the two projects by Mr. Chiambah Abraham, General Supervisor of the Technical Services Department. The eye block, he said, has 5 levels as follows: sub-basement to accommodate the dental department, the basement to host the CBR, low vision and ENT services, the ground floor hosting the eye department OPD, first floor carrying the eye inpatient wards and the second floor containing the general private wards with 9 rooms. The eye department inpatient and private wards have a total of 24 beds.
The Baptist Training School for Health Personnel has 4 levels. The ground floor has the library and a nursing area, the first floor with 4 lecture halls, the second floor with the School Director’s Office and 4 other lecture halls and the third floor with a large multipurpose hall. CBC EP, Rev. Ncham prayed that this school will blossom into the much expected Baptist University in Cameroon.
The DHS went down memory lane to reveal that eye services began timidly in BBH in 1980 with limited infrastructure and personnel while the BTSHP began in 1955 with several challenges as well. Both institutions have grown out of proportion requiring modern and befitting structures. Prof. Tih described the BTSHP as the power house and bakery for the CBCHS. He paid tribute to the donors, past and present principals of the school some of who have gone to be with the Lord.
In appreciation, the DHS recognised 7 individuals for working very hard in realising the two structures. These included: Dr. Beri Ngong Dimla, Mr. Nkwan Jacob Gobte, Mrs. Ngoran Julia, Mr. Tancho Samuel, Mr. Kinin Emmanuel, Ms Mih Erica and Mr. Takwi Boniface for keep fit advocacy to beat down non communicable diseases and many others whose recognitions will come in the days ahead.