Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Medical campaign in Cachimayo

Juana one of our nurses giving out eye glasses

dental care

I had a kitchen for my consulting room.

patients queuing round the block

the health education tent

Parque Cachimayo is a large play park on the outskirts of Cusco with a huge communal room. This week La Fuente clinic staff are joining MMI (Medical Missions International) running a health campaign using christian doctors nurses physiotherapists, dentists and eye care. Most of the short term volunteers were from North America so it took a long time to communicate with patients using translators but we managed (mas o menos) . The communal room was divided into consultation rooms with bed sheets, so as you can imagine there wasn't much privacy.
Word of the medical campaign soon spread and patients were queuing round the block to be seen!

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