Much help needed

St. Luke’s Hospital – India

Two referring Doctors have been at this hospital for the last 5 months, they have no electricity or running water and at present. They have a staff of only 10 including themselves , two auxiliary nurses two maintenance workers two Night guards a radiographer and one a nursing aid. Their vision is to revive this 85 year old British mission hospital of 250 beds set in 70 acres of land which has gradually stopped functioning for the past 5 years closing its doors, even to outpatients, 2 years ago.

To revive the medical and nursing services here is a big but exciting challenge for them and not easy to contact Swinfen Telemedicine due to mobile internet services being down most of the time. BUT they will persevere and Swinfen will give them all the help they need.

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Earthquakes in PNG Today!

Papua New Guinea has been hit by two earthquakes today, one 4.9 magnitude and another of 6.4m

We managed to contact a referring doctor in one of our links in PNG who told us “We are safe and well and the earthquake occurred about a two hour flight away.  We were at work when it happened and  it was what I call a “rock and roll” type of earth quake where the building just gently sways back and forth for 30 -45  seconds then it subsides”. 

PNG have experienced

7 Earthquakes in the past 7 days

28 Earthquakes in the past month

377 Earthquakes in the past year.

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Telemedical link number 314!

Today we set up a new Telemedical link to a hospital in Vanuatu. This is a community hospital operating with volunteers and hoping to secure a full time doctor very soon. All of the volunteers spend time working in the local hospitals to support themselves and build capacity into the local system. As a primary health care clinic they only keep patients in if they are critical. They have basic equipment and medication.

We look forward to working with them

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