Thursday, 10 January 2013

Rising from the rubble

It may seem like rubble to you - but to us it is the sweet sunlight of opportunity.  

We are (finally) doing some long-hoped for reconstruction at the Jeevan Sahara Kendra.  We are making two 4-bedded wards by removing the walls between two sets of rooms that were used as out-patient consulting rooms in the old Lok Hospital.   We have also had the floor ripped up and will be refurbishing the place.

Another key bit of work that is being done is the turning of the old Lok Hospital X-ray room into a 2-bedded isolation ward for our friends with HIV who also have active TB.   We not only get a number of patients who need care for TB - but also have requests for us to look after people with known multi-drug resistant TB infections.  Having this mini-ward will be a huge help.

All of this takes time to do - and we don't expect it to be done before the end of March.

So in the meantime - we are living in a construction zone.

Besides the hard-ware upgrades, we really, really need a massive soft-ware upgrade too at Jeevan Sahara Kendra.

We require 4 dedicated, Jesus-loving, called-to-care-for-people-with-HIV nurses.   Another doctor will also really, really be helpful.

Can we have such a team up and running by the end of March?

Watch this space.  And pray.  And get the word out!

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