Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Medical work continues 24 /7

Our Yotkom Uganda medical practitioners continue to work hard responding to the medical needs of the community.
Dr vincent and radiographer Mike were busy restoring the shape of a broken forearm and plastering it. The child was  given an injection of anaesthetic and was asleep throughout the procedure.
There was also a child today who ingested liquid paraffin, vomited and then aspirated into the lungs, causing acute breathing difficulties. Our clinical officer Richard was able to initiate treatment, including oxygen delivered from a concentrator. This was powered by a solar system, donated by Gateway Baptist church two years ago. Without that system the child would have been in major distress, denied oxygen by one of our many power blackouts.

We are proud of Richard and the work he is doing for his community. Our organisation sponsored him through high school and medical school and now to see him fulfilling his role is so exciting.

One if our other clinical officers here, Beatrice, has a beautiful child called  Vivienne.
Sometimes she needs to come to the clinic to be near mamma. The other staff are very supportive of this family atmosphere.

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