Federal Medical Centre Azare

Bauchi State - Nigeria

Efficient Healthcare to Humanity

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

DEPARTMENT OF LAUNDRY SERVICES

Alh. Danbaba Garba, Chief Technical Officer (Laundry)

BACKGROUND

The Laundry Complex was built and equipped with modern laundry machines and started operation in January 2007.

Laundry Department

Tasks and Responsibilities

It is responsible for the production of cleaned, infection free linen and protective clothing in the Centre.

COMPOSITION

The Laundry Complex is comprised of two main units:

The Laundering Unit:
In the Laundering unit, there are two high capacity washing machines (washer extractor), two large driers and one large calendaring machine which, washes, dries and presses linen supplied from various wards and clinics of the Centre.
Laundry Machines
Laundry machines: Ironer in the foreground, Washer extractor and Dryer.
The Tailoring Unit:
The Tailoring Unit, on the other hand, sews protective clothing that are used by both the medical personnel and patients within the centre and it has two modern industrial sewing machines.

Sewing Machine
Tailor using Modern Sewing Machine.

Service Period

We offer services to the Centre seven days of the week from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.

Other Services: Apart from the hospital laundry services, the Laundry Department also provides commercial services to the immediate community at reasonable rates. This service is aimed at utilising the capacity of the machines as well as generating income for the Centre.
For the maintenance of the machines, a certified qualified technical company is contracted to provide the maintenance services.

Category of Personnel

Our personnel are categorised into:
Technical Officers Cadre - which provides technical as well as managerial services.
Washerman Cadre - which provides the operational services.