The Nkwen Baptist Hospital has announced the opening of its new skin clinic, which will provide comprehensive dermatological care to the people of Bamenda. The clinic is staffed by a team of experienced healthcare professionals, including Dr. Nji Nancy Labu who is committed to providing affordable, quality care.
A prayer and dedication ceremony was held at Nkwen Baptist Hospital on February 2, 2024, to mark the launch of its new skin clinic department. The event aimed at raising awareness of the existence of a doctor in charge of skincare at the skin clinic.
Skincare Clinic Team excited to bring specialized care to BamendaThe hospital’s administrator, Mr. kangong Joce expressed his joy at the launch of the skin clinic, which he said had been a long-time goal of the hospital. He noted that the hospital had been providing some skincare services in the past, but that the passion of Dr. Nji Nancy Labu, a physician who had furthered her studies in dermatology, had led to the decision to launch a more comprehensive service.
Dr. Nji Nancy Labu, the Administrator noted, is a General Practitioner with Subspecialty in Dermatology following completion of an MSc in Dermatology in Clinical Practice from the University of South Wales, UK.
Presenting her motivation, Dr. Labu recounted that her dream of the skin clinic began when she realized that Bamenda, a city of about 2 million people, barely has a dermatologist who is resident in the town. She said that she saw many patients with skin diseases who were often referred to other regions for care. She decided to study dermatology and, after completing her postgraduate diploma, she proposed the creation of a skin clinic at the hospital. “So I submitted a proposal in respect to the skin clinic and they bought the idea so we are about pioneering it,” she happily announced.
The skin clinic will offer a variety of services, including outpatient consultations, skin biopsies, and intralinginal injections. The clinic is currently only offering outpatient services, but it plans to expand its services in the future.