CUSTOMS SOCIAL ROLE’S CONTRIBUTION
The social policy of the Customs Administration aims at supporting all customs agents regardless of their rank, but also aims at bringing special help and assistance to the most vulnerable population of the customs family (retiree, widows and orphans). This is the principle of solidarity in customs.
However, it is the role of the Customs’ Social-Medical Center to reflect the Customs’ social action. Located in the Abdourahmane DIA’s customs household area of BOPP, the Center essentially receives neighboring populations (Colobane, HLM, Bopp etc) representing ¾ of the medical visits, strenghtening by that the social policy towards senegalese citizens with the motto Customs-Nation.
Besides primary care, populations benefit from the Bamako Inititive’s Drugstore and several medical specialization : laboratory, maternity, gynecologie (tuesdays), ultrasound scan (mondays), pediatrics (mondays), urologie (thursdays), cardiology (tuesdays), dermatology (wednesdays) and a Dental practice, that was reinforced by a prosthetics laboratory in 2014 .
The population also benefit from the Center’s ambulance for sanitary evacutation to hospitals, and of its hears, of counseling and orientation by the social services.
Today, the Customs’ Social-Medical Center is being extended in order ot become a reference in terms of medical care. The centre works in tight collaboration with the HLM’s District Community and its agents, who regulary take part in the free-care days and free cervix’s cancer-screening actions organized by citizenship initiatives, and also the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).
Customs’ Social-Medical Center
22428 patients were received in 2013.
THE ORPHAN SUPPORT FUND (FOSEOR):
Educational support and medical care to Customs orphans
|Number of orphans|
|School-year 2012 / 2013||236|
|Number of attended orphans|
|School-year 2013 / 2014||320|