Finished: The Medical Mission to Sinait is complete.
With 3,245 documented patients treated by our Clinic and Surgical teams. Plus there was many more that were not documented. Pharmacy gave out over 1,100 special RX too. The only way such numbers were created, is by the big effort that was put forth by all our team members.
The assistance given us by the Rotary Clubs in the Subic Bay area, with our transportation and the customs hassle, the Govenor of the Province, Mayor Yabes who surely wondered what this crazy group of foreigners were doing to his constituents, but most of all our teams could not have had so great a success without the support of the: Rotary Club of Vigan, and the Rotary Club of Northern Ilocos Sur. The Hospital staff, A special mention for the Kitchen staff, without the great food supply, (we were always looking forward to meal time) The enourmous work load would have surely brought us to a stop. No patient that we had the ability to treat was turned away. A remarkable record !!.
24 January — 28 January 2005
Remarkable what can be accomplished in just 5 days.
The patients we treated gave a thanks that was felt, not just heard. One had to be there to understand. And yes we had 48 Direct mission participants. The 12 Doctors that came from the V. Luna hospital in Manila, were an enormous boost to the things we were able to finish.
With over 500 patients per day through Open Clinic, Also called Out Patient Clinic, sitting in the hot environment, that the “Yankees” were not acclimatised to, was a test unto itself.. From the 12 degrees in the US to the 90 Degrees in Sinait tested how well everyone was in the true Mission spirit. Their hands just would not stop working.
Thanks to the preparations made for us, the tents, tables, and the CHAIRS, that were setup in a very efficient manner. Patients came in one end and out the other. A real production line for patient care. Surgery was hidden away in the only air-conditioned part of the Hospital, so when the Doctors went inside in the morning, they came out only to visit the little house !!. Those that had trouble to see, those that had Tumors, Deformities, Burns and every other hurt that one could imagine, there was no stopping the excitement of the day, and the patients and hours just kept coming and going.
Sinait Medical Mission Teams:
Out Patient Surgery,
Supplies and Equipment,
Medical Mission Coordinator (medorg) (aka Denys)
Thanks to the many voluteers from the V. Luna hospital.
Medical Mission Coordinator:
Mr. Denys Collins, PhD.