31-01-2011 - Number of hospital visits decresed drastically
Going to the hospital used to be a weekly event for Hanukkah volunteers. However, the number of hospital visits has decreased drastically because of the nurses that are working in the Hanukkah clinic since October 2010. This affects not only the hospital bills and the fuel costs, but also saves a lot of time.
Thom and Michael are two young men who have finished their nursing school and are now working in the municipal hospital in Sunyani. During the day, six days a week, they work at Hanukkah. The clinic that was built last year, is their domain. Their primary tasks are dressing wounds, administering medicines and doing (malaria) tests. Thom and Michael are able to oversee the health of the children very well.
For some specific complaints, they still decide to go to hospital.
It is great to finally have our own medical staff! In the future we also want to offer free medical care to the community outside Hanukkah. In case people need treatment that is relatively simple, like wound dressing, malaria and dewurming treatment, Thom and Michael will be able to provide that in Hanukkah’s clinic.