Hi Jeff and all,
We traveled to Kerewan Clinic, via Banjul in 2 yellow cars to Banjul taxi stop via west field Banjul taxi terminus/Garage
we arrived in Barra after a 90 minute wait for the Ferry Kanali .
My thinking is this, the ferry Kaneli is towed by 15 dolphins and the drivers malted is chilled via the samll engine power
We waited 2 hours for a good Gelli Gelli to Kerewan ( ni way am I or anyone traveling in a 7 seater taxi packed with 10 folks and a driver up that new road )arriving at 4 pm.
The bus dropped us at the door.
We were met by the chief nurse/administrator , the Head Nurse Lamin and of course nurse Fatou was called.
The blood pressure machine stethescopes and antibiotics ,also Nurses watches and dressing + cotton wool. and batteries were happily received,
total cost for 1000 penicillan, 1000 septrin and cooton wool via Kairaba pharmacy was 1825 dalasi,
cheap at twice the price..
The Clinic treats around 29000 outpatient, and 900 or so inpatients in a small 8 or 10 bed ward treating men woman and children altogether.
They are grateful for all and any assistance that may be given and pray for philantropic help to arrive said the hospital head man
19 fully qualified Nurses run the whole clininc, from the chief Nurse Lamin who is also the up country outreach Nurse
outpatients pay 5 dalasi a visit,
We were made most welcome, and given the patiens family house to stay the night, I graciously gave Lamin the coconut fibre bed( it is as hard as rock) and I slept the night on a wonderful foam with a blanket for a pillow
Thankyou for making us so welcome ,arranging food, and accommodation,thanks a BIG thanks Nurse Fatou for arranging chicken, then giving up your day off to make 2 mens breakfast,
thankyou Nurse Lamin for treating me small ,driving me around the grounds, and tranporting me to the car at the road
Thaknks all at Kerewan Clinic for making us very happy,
Oh Lamin your a mate none of this can happen without you my man
Jeff pm me and I will send you another dozen watches. OH Your nurse friend is a wee gem
cheers from Bruff,
typing with a hand that burns and blisters even with factor 50 suncream,
A medical rep has said he will help all he can next year, so all my clothes stay with lamin in lamin,
Think charity think even small for Kerewan ,Nurse Fatou can collect anything donated she said
photos will be posted soon inshallah