The Real JFK You Don’t Know
A normal visit to the Trauma Ward tells the true JFK story. It is a story of how a group of dedicated men and women are working double and triple shifts to ensure lives are saved at all cost.
But despite their sacrifice as caregivers and doctors, it is the stories of the survivors that really count.
Prince Musa is one of the patients on the JFKMC Trauma Ward. Prince tells Capitol Times the life-threatening multiple wounds inflicted on his right chest were caused by an assailant during a scuffle. Prince was dying when the medics carted him into Trauma few days ago.
Now he’s a chatterbox.
“If not for JFK I would have died. They are taking good care of me here. They feed me three times a day, change my bedding and make sure to wipe me,” says Prince.
Besides Prince, there are many other life-threatening cases that JFK staff must battle day-in, day-out.
Dorcas is a teenager whose parents abandoned her at the JFKMC gates with serious gynecological problems. They didn’t wish to waste any money on her treatment after trying many other clinics. They knew she would die.
But few weeks later following intensive medical care at the hands of JFK obstetricians and gynecologists, Dorcas is ready to be discharged.
“Dorcas is just one of the many cases we have on a daily basis here at JFK,” says admin Mary Nyaquoi.
“I thank God for JFK. I don’t know if I would have lived. Thank God for JFK,” Dorcas admits.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Memorial hospital has expressed confidence in the current administration in overseeing the operations of the center.
The Board further promised to work assiduously in helping the administration to achieve its mandate amidst reports of fraud at the center.
The new Board, according to JFK authorities, has set-up three separate committees comprised of Finance, Administration, Human resource program and medical services which are charged with the responsibility to carry out a critical analysis of the JFK hospital.
A revised act for the center has been passed by the National Legislature, and it now serves as guide for the new board, and the JFK management team ensuring that the institution serves as an effective referral and training hospital, a JFK release states.
The new board is a strategic improvement plan which has reportedly been developed for JFK, laying out key activities to be achieved in the areas of governance and leadership, infrastructure improvement, human resources, diagnosis services and quality service delivery.
The JFK team is also making frantic effort in the recruitment of specialists, infrastructure and has completed the accreditation of TNIMA. The JFK administration is also carrying out major renovation both internally and externally as part of its effort to better the infrastructure, the release from the JFK administration indicated.