If there is anything to go for in terms of reason d’etre for setting up maternity at Etoug-Ebe Baptist Hospital Yaoundé then the birth of set triplets at the unit will one. Born on October 2, 2022, the triplets were the first to be delivered in the facility barely a year after, as it went operational.
Bakri Edwin, Assistant Supervisor of Nursing Services says the triplets only come to add to the number of babies that the facility has delivered thus far. “The maternity is meeting the need for which it established here at EBHY. From June 21 that when we began, our monthly number of births have been on the steady increase each passing day – from 50 births, and today we are talking 107 as of September 2022.”
According to the seasoned nurse, the outpouring of mothers to maternity to have their babies is a testament to a need met in time, he said. “This was a wise and timely investment,” added Mr. Bakari.
Besides the reputation of the EBHY in offering obstetric-related care, the presence of a theatre next to the maternity has bolstered the trust of mothers – to them in case of any delay to having their babies through the unassisted/assisted delivery method, a Caesarian section will do – thanks to the theatre.
Since its implantation on August 19, 2022, we no longer refer mothers to sister institutions. Operating double-setting maternity unlike what was the case in the past has made the maternity at EBHY become a reference. We project to have an averagely 200 births in no distant time, said Mr. Bakari
The obstetric theatre is one of the new service units that had added to the avalanche of services EBHY is offering to the public.