Making research a part of the life of
Duncan Hospital has encouraged us by seeing improvements in management, answers
to question, and some excellent teamwork. Poisonings, snakebites,
glucocorticoid misuse, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, and acute
undifferentiated fevers have been investigated. There is now follow up research
planned in some of these topics as well as hospital and community health
projects which are making a difference in these locally relevant issues.
Research projects are being done by junior doctors as part of their Family
Medicine training and student nurses as part of their GNM curriculum.
Currently there are projects happening in Medicine, Nursing and Community with the hope that as time goes by other departments will consider research in their fields.
The Biomedical Department ensures that the hospital’s medical equipment is in good running order and makes sure that all the hospital’s equipment needs are met. It strives to reduce expenses by resolving most issues in house. There are currently approximately 400 pieces of equipment being looked after by the biomedical department.