Thursday, October 27, 2011


TB with large Cavity on X-ray
 The new TB Ward in progress
At any time we usually have one or two patients in the four bed TB Ward.  Today we have seven patients who have contagious TB which is taxing our ability to quarantine these patients from the other patients in the hospital.  With only having the one ward it requires having men and women sharing the same room which is not very ideal.
Fortunately we are in the process of building a new TB Ward behind the Medical Ward.  This has been possible with some very generous contributions from MDA supporters.  The new TB Ward will have separate rooms for men and women and will provide more aeration making it safer for staff and families who are caring for the patients.  The facility will also provide us a place to isolate extremely contagious patients such as those with Cholera.

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