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


venerdì 12 giugno 2015

Jonah

Today it is the last day of work in Chaaria for Jonah Gitobu, our senior clinical officer in charge of the male ward and of the diabetic clinic.
Jonah has been employed by the County Government and he is to report on Monday in a facility located near the Meru National Park.
The loss of Jonah is really a big one for the hospital: he was so good and upright as a person, so knowledgeable and skillful as a clinician, that we will really miss him much.
Jonah had also special training in diabetes and he was following our outpatient-clinics for that condition. Ireen will now take over, but we will feel the absence of Jonah.
On top of that he has been so good in managing the inpatients department, that for me he was like a medical officer…many times I was the one asking him advice on some medical conditions.
We will miss him even in the outpatients where he was of great help either for nurses or for other clinical officers or for Dr Khadija and me.
To replace him, the management committee has called Erick Kebira, a clinical officer we know very well because he has been here for internship in the past. He has already reported on duty 2 days ago.



From the hospital’s point of view the departure of Jonah is a disaster, but we know he will find new occasions of professional improvement, and therefore we wish him all the best.
Surely it is bad for us to see the continuous turn-over of our staff, above all when they have become expert and trustworthy: it is like we are always to start from scratch again and again. You train people, you send them for courses and seminars, you give them growing responsibilities…then, suddenly they go and you feel discouraged because you must train a new one again, expecting that even him/her will go after some time. But what to say: that is life!
The new in-charge of the male ward will be Monicah, and we wish her a very nice start in the new post. Erick is for now posted in the out-patient department: also to him we wish all the best and we hope he will like Chaaria, as much as he did when he was a student.


Bro Dr Beppe Gaido


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