By Omar Bah
Almost seven months after it shut down for maintenance and expansion, the ASB clinic, commonly called German Clinic, has resumed full operations.
The clinic closed due to logistical constraints such as lack of enough space and the necessity to expand.
The Dippa Kunda-based clinic was established some 19 years ago and has since grown from an initially small health station to a robust medical centre, providing health services to thousands of Gambians annually.
In the summer of this year, the clinic temporarily closed its doors for renovation works and to expand its premises by adding a first floor to its structure.
“The new structure allows more space for patients and medical equipment. The clinic now houses two operating theaters, and an additional consultation room,” the management told The Standard.
The management said recently during a medical camp, over 57 operations were performed at the new facility, with patients currently receiving aftercare.
“Patients who are admitted for treatment, can receive visitors during specified times.”
Over the years, ASB Clinic has developed into a clinic with professional staff operating an out-patient department, antenatal care, maternity ward, and an in-house lab and an operating theatre.
The clinic has hosted several projects since its inception, from Ebola awareness raising initiatives, facial reconstruction, and orthopedic surgical camps.
While the dental clinic is still being installed, the newly renovated building has re-opened its doors to the public, with opening hours of 8am to 6pm.