It’s not always easy to conduct health projects in a country with an infrastructure like Nepal.
The last two days the AHCR has had meetings with Professor at Chitwan Medical College, Dr. Harish Chandra Neupane and Mr. Nirmal Rimal, project coordinator at AMDA Nepal. Both have shown a great support of our work. We are truly thankful for the guidance of Dr. Harish and Mr. Nirmal Rimal!
Furthermore AHCR has initiated a collaboration with Mr. Nirmal Rimal of AMDA-Nepal and through them, we will assist the Nepali Red Cross in Rukum to perform HIV/AIDS tests of the people we will treat.
Today were on a health camp – a team of doctors, nurses and volunteers at a Hindu festival where anyone who needed medical care could come see a doctor and get medication for free. We saw lots of interresting cases that you wouldn’t see at home – for instance an old hindu man who put tobaco into a deep cronic wound on his foot in order to keep flies away from flying into it. Here are some pictures of the event.
Random tree at the side of the road
The guru of the hindus preaches about keeping the waters of the river clean. As a ritual they pour milk from 120 cows into the river during the day to keep in clean.
I had my first day at the hospital. Its a private hospital made for the general public of Nepal. By support from funds and organizations it is a lot cheaper than a usual Privat Hospital. I will take part in work of different departments. For now I’m going to stay at radiology taking part in X-ray imaging and evaluating Ultra Sounds as well as CT’s (mostly learning, but also helping out where I can).
Today a drunk man (known alcoholic of the area) was brought into the emergency room. He had a hard time moving around and thought it was because of his, but talking his family into a CT scan, it turned out he had a bleeding (hemorrhage) the size of a Nepali persons knuckle in the back part of his head – it caused numbness in parts of his body.
Its interesting to see, the technological facilities at the hospital is really up to date – for instance the CT-machine is of a very good quality, you never have to wait for computers and in a month or so they will even have an MRI-machine. These one-time investments are made by funds and organizations, but clearly Nepali’s can’t afford the level of hygiene you find at a western hospital. It should be mentioned though, that the most vital things are of course kept in sterile condition and the hospital is still under construction, which that doesn’t make easier to keep a clean environment.
"It needs to be done, and not enough folks are doing it."