‘Mortality rate is sometimes high’- Chief Medical Director


The Chief Medical Director at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ammar Al Jafari, has disclosed that the mortality rate registered at the country’s main referral hospital is sometimes high.

“We need to work very hard. Oxygen plant is essential; I don’t have oxygen now; I used a cylinder in the ICU, it is hazardous no other country uses a cylinder in intensive care Unit,” he told diplomatic members of the African diaspora forum in a recent visit at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. 

The chief medical director noted that it is vital to have an oxygen plant to help his theater’s successful operation.

“We need to work to have this in the theater. In neonatal babies, I don’t have oxygen as, well. ” The oxygen plant is not good; support my theater,” He emphasized.

The medical director of the country’s main referral hospital acknowledges the support of the health ministry but quickly disclosed that work is very challenging at the hospital.

The tiny West African nation’s main referral hospital recently received the president of Ecowas risk communication community engagement network in collaboration with diplomatic members of the African diaspora forum.

The visit fulfills their initiatives to provide an oxygen plant for the primary referral center.

While thanking the delegation for coming to the hospital’s rescue, Dr. Ammar Al Jafarri acknowledged the need for joint efforts to save more people.

“Mortality is sometimes high; we need to work hard to reduce it,” he emphasized.

Dr. Jafarri says his vision is to see the country’s hospital as the best in the West Africa sub-region.


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