sabato 9 maggio 2015

Extreme working conditions

In the last few weeks the workload of the theater has been extremely heavy.
The reasons are probably that people now trust us and are sure that we work well, but also a reason could be found in our prices, which are actually extremely affordable to everyone.
Through the friendship and esteem of Dr Nyaga, we are now receiving many orthopedic patients who could not be operated in Meru Hospital, due to finances and other reasons.
We receive them because on Monday we will start our orthopedic camp with Dr Luciano: it will be very challenging because the patients we receive from Meru Level 5 are cases of very old fractures (even up to 3 months). 
Nevertheless we are very happy to work together for helping the people who otherwise couldn’t afford treatments. Of course, Dr Luciano will have plenty of clients on his own.
Today dr Nyaga has worked with us in Chaaria: it has been a very long day, started in the morning at 6 am with a C/S, and continued up to late evening at around 8 pm.
Apart from a nice thyroidectomy for a papillary carcinoma, together we have operated on 2 young patients with urethral stenosis (both of them bearers of suvrapubic catheter).
The above named urologic procedures have been extremely exhausting for all of us and terribly long (about 3 hours each): the nice bit is that both young men now have a penile catheter and have hopes of passing urine normally again in the future.

We have also received a young woman with acute abdomen: she had been seen in another hospital and sent elsewhere, because –according to what it was written in the referral letter- “there was no surgeon available today in hospital”.
Contrary to that, in Chaaria we are normally always available, even though that is sometimes very demanding and tiring.
Even tomorrow we plan to operate, in order to be able to clear the backlog of pending surgical cases and to clear the floor for the orthopedic surgeon.
Today I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude also to my theater staff, always dedicated and selfless, and to Dr Khadija who has been working with us the whole day.
A very special thanksgiving to Dr Nyaga for his kindness, his appreciation for our services, and his continuous support towards our hospital.

Dr Bro Beppe Gaido

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Chaaria è un sogno da realizzare giorno per giorno.

Un luogo in cui vorrei che tutti i poveri e gli ammalati venissero accolti e curati.

Vorrei poter fare di più per questa gente, che non ha nulla e soffre per malattie facilmente curabili, se solo ci fossero i mezzi.

Vorrei smetterla di dire “vai altrove, perché non possiamo curarti”.

Anche perché andare altrove, qui, vuol dire aggiungere altra fatica, altro sudore, altro dolore, per uomini, donne e bambini che hanno già camminato per giorni interi.

E poi, andare dove?

Gli ospedali pubblici hanno poche medicine, quelli privati sono troppo costosi.

Ecco perché penso, ostinatamente, che il nostro ospedale sia un segno di speranza per questa gente. Non ci sarà tutto, ma facciamo il possibile. Anzi, l’impossibile.

Quello che mi muove, che ci muove, è la carità verso l’altro, verso tutti. Nessuno escluso.

Gesù ci ha detto di essere presenti nel più piccolo e nel più diseredato.

Questo è quello che facciamo, ogni giorno.

Fratel Beppe Gaido

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