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Everyday in Itibo in Kenya: rescue a child with a serious intestinal infections and operations woman

Everyday in Itibo in Kenya: rescue a child with a serious intestinal infections and operations woman Everyday in Itibo begins at 8 am and ambulance are filled with patients waiting for treatment. Morning comes bandages, patients with bronchitis, caused by cold evening weather and bad clothes during the day and many other patients. Working time usually ends in 17 hours, which begins emergency ..

"This afternoon brought a child with an allergic reaction after the destruction of the face poisonous sap. The child had so much swelling that it was unable to open his eyes and the skin had a place like blisters from scalding. Injection Dithiaden a great local treatment worked and boy status gradually improved, "says one of the many cases which, in the earlier days in a medical center in Kenya ADRA Itibo battling Project Coordinator Ales Barta together with Czech medical students and doctors. Those in July went to Itibo already the seventh on an internship in order to alleviate health woes large and small patients. Itibo Health Centre supported by ADRA serves about 200 thousand people in Nyamira, Kenya.

"Around eight o'clock in the evening we arrived on a motorcycle screaming woman. The slightest attempt to test the knee was accompanied by her screams and expression of great pain. Finally, we found that a lateral dislocation of the patella, which prevented settlement feet and caused great pain, "describes the situation more challenging project coordinator in Itibo Ales Barta. Doctors finally made ​​the patient general anesthesia and successfully operated knee. Saved so painful Woman transported after road full of potholes Nyamira to the hospital 30 km away.

"The patient wakes up. It is a huge surprise. Nothing hurt her leg and has extended. Still can not believe it, still looking at his leg and asks how we did it. Madam We are still left with us two nights and checked the knee that does not fill with blood. There is quiet and no swelling. Dismissing her home, with the splint must still have four weeks and after a week we will check it, "says event coordinator Ales.

A few days later brought to the center half-year old girl in critical condition with severe dehydration and severe intestinal parasitic infections. Upon further examination by her doctor and found HIV positive. Treatment is very difficult and uncertain. The team with the child alternated all night and continued into the day ...

After dark, patients come from tea plantations and fields

Everyday in Itibo begins at 8 am and ambulance are filled with patients waiting for treatment. Morning comes bandages, patients with bronchitis, caused by cold evening weather and bad clothes during the day and many other patients. Working time usually ends in 17 hours, which begins emergency. Until nightfall comes, patients who by day worked on tea plantations or fields. The night is then ambulance service for the most serious cases: in the darkness is venturing out only a few people, usually they are injured on motorcycles during fights or women with complicated childbirth. "Sick and mothers accompanied by a large group of men and women in the family or neighbors, armed with machetes, sticks or pipes. Sometimes it's waiting room feel like somewhere in a state of war "with a smile Ales Barta.

The project of reconstruction of health centers in Itibo in Kenya ADRA launched in 2006. Village Itibo not until affordable, quality health care, the only alternative was Nyamira Hospital, which, however, faced with a lack of capacity and skilled personnel. ADRA has contributed to the reconstruction of the existing centers - have managed to repair and equip the operating theater, dental office, hospital and ambulance. In 2011, the construction of the new building of the bed intensive care unit. During 2012 ambulance treated more than 9,000 patients.

The project also includes student placements Faculty of Medicine and volunteer doctors - specialists from Czech. This July was held for seven internship.


Source: tz ADRA.cz



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