Buckeye Clinic upgraded to PHCC!
The Buckeye Clinic was officially upgraded from Primary Health Care Unit (PHCU) to a Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) by the Jonglei State Governor H.E. Philip Aguer on April 6, 2018.
He was accompanied by the Minister of Health, a United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) team and other staff from his administration.
Since the Buckeye Clinic is the only clinical site in South Twic East County, many patients walk miles from distant villages for care. The need is great, and as an upgraded facility, the Clinic provides preventive care (e.g., vaccinations and prenatal care), help with childbirth, and care for many other ailments.
In the first month functioning as a PHCC, Clinic staff reported this extensive level of care:
- Total number of clients seen: 1,243
- 82 pregnant mothers were seen at the Antenatal (Prenatal) Clinic
- 4 deliveries were assisted by staff; 3 at the cllnic,
1 in the community
- 98 children were vaccinated
- 1023 patients were seen for outpatient visits
- 44 patients were admitted to the clinic facilities and stayed some hours until stable enough to return home usually with medications