WE BUILD THE HOSPITAL!
The priority of our project is to help the Mission Hospital in Chuka in Kenya. This establishment was set up by the Missionary Congregation of Our Lady of Consolation [Zgromadzenie Misjonarzy Matki Bożej Pocieszenia]. Hospital has been managed by Jacinta Gakii (a sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth) since 2010. There are 56 hospital beds in total. The medical staff consists of few members including 14 nurses (trained to work as midwives), 2 laboratory assistants, 15 assistants helping the other staff members and 2 people having the basic knowledge about medicine being not the fully qualified medical practitioners. However, the main problem of the hospital is the lack of doctors. Clinic cooperates with the medical practitioners who are in Chuki to help the patients but only from time to time. Unfortunately, they aren’t on the premises all the time.
Hospital consists of paediatrics, laboratory (there are conducted basic tests for malaria, amoebiasis, typhoid fever), provisional maternity ward and infant care ward. There is no operating-room there. That’s why women with an uncomplicated birth only are taken on the maternity ward. In case of caesarean section or other difficulties connected with a labour women are sent to another hospital. Sometimes they have to travel to the hospital in their neighbourhood, while having a baby, to get the specialized help.
Regardless of the problems and conditions that diverge from the European, the clinic is a priceless help for the town residents. Medical staff help young mothers by sharing their experience and teaching them how to look after a child.
Sister Jacinta has initiated the idea of an extension of the hospital. Its main goal is to build an operating-room so that the necessary surgeries could be done in one place. In the future the medical staff will be able to do the caesarean section and give the specialized help to the pregnant women. The extension plan of the hospital includes establishing the aseptic rooms where the surgeons could prepare themselves for surgeries.
Extension of the hospital involves immense costs that exceed the possibilities of the local habitants. Within the AfricaMed project we would like to help sister Jacinta in this incredible enterprise. It will not only save humans’ lives but also support the ill and disabled patients in the future. That’s why we look for the volunteers, organizations and establishments that will engage in our plans – lofty but impossible to fulfil without support. We believe that with people’s engagement and the help of God it will succeed. This is a difficult and responsible task though possible to fulfil.
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