FPMPAM Sarawak Medical Camp 2.1

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Day 1: Kg Bogag

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FPMPAM Sarawak Medical Camp 2.1

  1. 1. The first Campsite chosen for us was 3 shoplots belonging to one family. One end was a food restaurant which was still open for business whilst the Medical Camp was on. It was a great challenge to set up a medical Camp. Space was limited and rather odd shape. But we managed somehow.
  2. 2. Once we have recce the whole Campsite, the first order is to set up Camp, before patients and main team arrive. For this we depend very much on the young volunteer force of our logistics partner. They performed admirably through both the Medical Camps. I am greatly indebted to them – the Impian volunteers
  3. 3. 1 PM Volunteers finished setting up Camp site. Now waiting for patients to appear Sun is blazing. We are by the Main Road. Dark clouds are gathering
  4. 4. We started at 1pm, in hot blazing sun. But we could see dark clouds gathering. They came slowly but steadily.
  5. 5. The first clinical stop BMI measurement station BP measurement station Glucometer station
  6. 6. The GP station Followed by Triage to specialist when necessary One GP ( Dr Tan ) is also doubling up as dispenser
  7. 7. The specialist team Sorry Margaret, we miss your photo here at Kg Bogag Dermatology Cardiologist Dentists ENT EYE
  8. 8. The Pharmacy Team. Dr Tan, Garrick, Amy We have thousands of Ringgits of drugs.
  9. 9. Notice that it rained at about 3 pm We started at 1 pm. They came. Twos and threes and groups. Young and old.
  10. 10. This oldman from across the Campsite. The volunteers went to bring him by wheelchair, as he was unable to walk
  11. 11. The sun has set. The lights are switched on. We were working till 10pm to see 146 patients
  12. 12. We ate when ever there was a break in patients. The sweet potatoes in the center was my favourate. Very sweet. Dinner will be late.
  13. 13. Sun sets and we were still working. The dentists were working with torchlight backup. The room light in this kitchen was too dim. For this day, they extracted 10 teeth.
  14. 14. Night fall. About 10 pm. I wonder what they were discussing, Dr Margaret and Garrick, at the Pharmacy
  15. 15. 10 pm “Sow Tung” Time to pack up and eturn to Homestay in Kg Duyoh

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