Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Re: Day 2 at Kiambu District Hospital

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Nina Fletcher wrote:

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Nina Fletcher wrote:
For those eagerly awaiting Deborah Shaffler's fourth Kibera episode, you may be disappointed. Our Kibera super-blogger has moved on, as have we-- onto the Kiambu District Hospital for a first ever visit. In spite of prior arrangements with the hospital, our arrival was somewhat unanticipated.  There has been a nurse's strike at the hospital for the past month the the staff that remains have been pressed to the limit.  After an awkward start, four exam rooms were created from practically nothing, trainees were summoned, patients recruited and we began.  Given the difficult situation, the staff has been extraordinarily helpful and enthusiasm has been building among the trainees. 
We've had the usual equipment glitches, malfunctioning cryo tips, a blue tank that was provided labeled "oxygen"...the usual. However, we see smoother days ahead.  
Clinicians Deborah Crabbe and Eva Bryer and Anne Daly report that today was a noteworthy bad cervix day..Apparently they were  playing hard to get.  This too will pass...  Nina Fletcher

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