News

home > Media Center > News
게시판 상세보기
Title Dream and hope in 'the land of sorrow’ Chonnam National University Hospital's volunteer medical service in Haiti completed Over 4,200 local residents received medical services for 2 weeks
Writer manager Date 2012-09-06

Dream and hope in 'the land of sorrow’ Chonnam National University Hospital's volunteer medical service in Haiti completed Over 4,200 local residents received medical services for 2 weeks

The Chonnam National University Hospital's volunteer medical service team performed active medical activities in Haiti of the Central America, where medical supports were urgently needed, during August 10~25 and planted hope and dream in 'the land of sorrow'.

Haiti residents who could not receive norma health care benefit because of earthquake and epidemic outbreak encouraged the team and appreciated careful and considerate medical services by Korean volunteer medical team by shouting 'Thank you.'

The volunteer medical service team was consisted of 6 departments including Department of Orthopedic Surgery?Department of Surgery?Department of Internal Medicine?Department of Pediatrics?Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology?Department of Dermatology and a total of 23 staff members, and provided caring medical services in 2 places, Caracol in northern Haiti and Terrier Rouge region, and treated over 400 patients a day under the slogan ‘harmony with the world, sharing of love and culture’.

During the volunteer medical service period, a total of 4,222 local residents were treated, including 1,910 patients in Department of Internal Medicine, 1,047 patients in Department of Pediatrics, 627 patients in Department of Dermatology, 461 patients in Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and 177 patients in Department of Surgery.
Local residents, who were informed of the visit of volunteer medical service team, waited near the medical center from the early morning to receive medical treatment, and at one time, about 1,000 people were gathered and some of them could not be treated inevitably.

For this volunteer service, interpreters were arranged for each clinical department to thoroughly check the condition of patients for prescriptCnuhion to treat diseases or wounds that have been neglected for a long time, which received positive responses from local residents.

The volunteer team distributed anthelmintic and nutritional supplements to all patients, and some remaining pharmaceuticals were donated to local medical organizations.

Dr. Eun-Kyoo Song, the director of the hospital, who accompanied the volunteer team, said “We will try our best to improve the health of local residents in the future and will be continuously interested in places where international medical support is urgently needed.”


 
LIST
Top