Feel free to use my blog for your reports. Am working in modern 36 bed hospital. Newest one in PAP. Had it s grand opening a year ago. State of the art hospital. Mildly damaged. Functional except for damaged cat scanner. We re doing 30 amputation per day here. Limbs that have now become gangrenous. Running out of sterile gowns and drapes for surgery, casting materials, iv fluids, antibiotics, bandages, and drinking water. It is all log-jammed at the airport, awaiting the establishment of the army bureaucracy. We are working feverishly with Airlineamb.org to get our own flights full of med supplies directly off planes when they arrive to avoid them getting lost in the pile up. The first teams of surgeons are leaving, and we are trying to find replacements. I did some amputations yesterday. Today I worked on getting replacements and supplies. Tomorrow I will be back in the operating room awaiting the arrival of more surgeons.
Dr Jean-Charles is great. We are working very closely together and with the Minister of Health and his new commissioner for the relief operation. His wife Denise and her friends are volunteering as interpreters at the hospitals.