There is a group from the government that is working on the ripped up bridge. That is why there is a big pile of dirt in front of the broken area. This is the group coming across to the clinic.
They carried supplies and medication in each day with them
We made three lines. One for eyes, one for teeth, and one for everyone else. It was so simple and made it easy to get the patients through the lines quickly.
When they walked into the gate they were tagged with a green wrist band. This band had a number on it and was used to tract what meds and what doctor saw them.
These two guys were so cute!
On Friday a member of the team talked with our nurses and STD and women’s health.
This was the derm doctors case
This lady passed out in line. She was given IV fluids and was better in a few hours. One of team member came and asked me, with a laugh, if there were any ambulances that could be called for her.
Our friends from Haiti Children’s Home came with two patients on Thursday. One of the boys with six toes had one amputated.
seeing a patient
This doctor could not find a free place to sit so he stood in the sun for several hours seeing patients.
A final count for the number of patients each day
That is 813 adults and children that recieved free medical care that would not have this week without the wonderful efforts of those on the Comfort ship. Along with many US navy and army there were many from others countries like the Netherlands, Cananda, Chile, and a few other countries. What a blessing that so many can come together to help others.
Psalm 34:7-9 (The Message)
7 God‘s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.
8 Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.
9 Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.