As work continues for the construction of the Eye Hospital, we are EXTREMELY EXCITED to announce that our Interim Surgical Centre in Ouesso is almost ready!!! We have been able to rent a new building next to the Interim Eye Centre and connect the two spaces with a gate! We see so many patients who need surgical help and cannot wait to meet their needs in Ouesso.
Tour of the Interim Surgical Centre
Here is the latest video tour of the Interim Eye Centre and the new Interim Surgical Centre! Enjoy.
Work was nearly finished on fitting it out, with the gates and walls painted as well as the ceilings and interior walls.
Locally made-to-order beds, day beds, closet, and chairs arrived and were assembled.
Female and male inpatient wards and toilets were fitted out.
Supplies and medicines arrived from India, the Netherlands and UK.
Covers for sofas (can be converted into day beds or beds for patients’ guardians) were made from African fabric.
Surgical equipment, furniture and supplies arrived via air freight from Hong Kong.
The centre was prepared for the visit from dignitaries. See the tour video on the top.
Students have been learning how to look after surgical patients for the first time. Henri has taught them about preparing surgical instruments, scrubbing up, and had our staff Sabin act as the patient to demonstrate various techniques and uses of surgical tools and machines.
Your support for this Interim Surgical Centre is important and we can’t wait to see what more we can do together! Thank you!
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