We spent quite a bit of time today getting computer hardware to set up a small network in the new clinic so that we can install the consulting software, Best Practice, donated to us by the Australian company. I believe this will do a lot to improve clinical practice, record keeping and data collection, as well as facilitating research in the clinic. It will be a first for Uganda !
We scoured the streets of Kampala, through dust and choking fumes to seek out computer bargains!. Also had some thrilling boda rides through the traffic mayhem !
How did we get here ?
After a rather gruelling 7 hour bus trip from Kitgum on Thursday ..............................
Fortunately with seats behind the driver and chickens shoved into the luggage hold and not next to us...............our sticky crusted bodies finally clambered off the bus onto the kampala bus park and leonard our taxi driver rescued us and drove us to Rubaga to the Verona Hotel.....
|Amazing homeland superbus which leaps over giant potholes in a single bound!|
Initially the man in the office said it might take 2 weeks., then he said the lady who had to sign it wasnt coming back till Monday... 5 minutes later she walked into the office, smiled, took our forms and told us to come back at 1pm at which time she duly handed over the certificate . Gob smacked again we are !
|Amazingly productive visit to bureaucracy!|
|Almo Diagnostics welcome us|
|George and Brenda at the altar|
|Benjamin (alfreds son) and JP daughter Ella|
|Christian, JPs son in Coat Tails !|
|Final Inservice meeting on Values of the Health service|
|Benson, RN at Triage/Registration desk|
|Peter, Clinical Officer in Consulting Room 2|
|Benson and Peter in Dispensary/Pharmacy|
|Waiting roon in Clinic|