Medicine and Paediatrics are closely linked at LAMB, as well as providing key support for the busy obstetric department. Nevertheless there is still a very considerable medical activity for adults, both male and female.
Adult inpatients most commonly stay because of tuberculosis complications – the disease or the medication, self-poisoning, heart failure, typhoid fever or diarrhea.
Adult medical outpatients typically might have gastritis, pneumonia, skin problems, asthma, arthritis, or high blood pressure. Most are also offered worm treatment.
Tuberculosis is a particularly widespread public health program and a special 5 bed TB ward is designated for treatment of complicated TB cases.
Our current staff includes a cardiologist able to perform echocardiograms which help diagnose congenital and other heart diseases.