Dominican Republic Blog Jan 29
Clinic Day 2- Callejon de la Loma
Day 2 the team was up early and was a bit different as we split up into three groups. Optical went to one town, Dentistry another and the nurses, MD, pharmacy and fluoride in another.
We set up in an open-air pavilion at a school and the MD and Pharmacy were in a classroom. The flow was better – less chaotic –
We did have more patients with higher needs. There were several motorcycle injuries, some open wounds, many scabies and the usual colds and coughs.
Our nurses went into the village to do some home visits and were welcomed warmly. The homes were basic but very clean. The children at fluoride were very polite and well behaved….
As each day progresses we are moving into poorer areas….which our hardy staff have been ready for since arrival. We have an excellent team that jumps into do anything – and makes me very proud. From nurses to the team support- everyone has been great.
Joe Odumodu has been a saint as he adapts to difficult conditions, constantly hunting for the right bag and boxes for meds, heat, mosquitos and uneven ground. Our thanks to Joe and Pharmasave for the time and meds for the team.
We saw 308 kids for fluoride, 147 for medical and 27 for dental.