So yesterday, Derek and Brian,our two Irish interns, went back to the Maternal and Child Health Hospital to take part in a vaccination program. After, they joined up with Dr. Annie Opoku to go shopping for medical equipment. Here’s what they bought with money raised by students from the University of Galway Med. school : nebulizers, oxygen cylinders, weighing scales, mosquito nets and….a labor ward bed.
Yes, a labour ward bed. Why? In the last post I mentioned “a live birth”. Well, the mother had the baby kneeling on the floor! When we arrived, there was the mother with her new born lying on the concrete floor crying away! Another life comes into the world.