|Our current small and really awkward training area|
Our second building has 2 dental rooms,2 bathrooms, an overflow room for volunteer doctors and dentists, a eye correction room/counseling room, a laboratory, a large waiting area that doubles as a teaching area, and a storage room for equipment.
|Dentist Inya in an overflow area while volunteer docs use her room|
Our training area is not conducive to actual teaching and support…because other patients are walking through the training to get to the dentist or lab.
Our orthopedist needs a clean room to do some minor surgery on his patients…one that is tiled, sealed from the outside, air conditioned, brightly lit, etc. He has patients with open ulcers that need care…cleaner care that what we can offer now.
|Our orthopedist making due without a clean room|
Our radiologist wants to begin to do X-rays, for which we need not only the equipment, but we also need a lead lined room…who knew! Wow! The stuff I learn every day! X-rays are another service greatly lacking in Ciudad Sandino.
We need more space. This is not a big dream…oh no! We can dream much bigger. This is quickly becoming a necessity. -Kathleen