Friday, January 29, 2010
Update- Day 17
The head of the Ministry of Health for the southern Department announced yesterday that the medical crisis is over much to the surprise of many surgeons and doctors here. He said that the need right now is for appropriate medicines and medical supplies. An example of the supplies needed is the hardware (the screws and plates) required to fix bad breaks in arms, legs, hips... There may be some in PaP but we don't have any here. If all works out well our friend, Doug Dittrick, from Ridgewood, NJ will fly down those badly needed supplies in his plane. It is precisely this type of activity that has saved so many Haitians and given them a chance at recovery. I am amazed at the generosity of the Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Asians... governments and individuals who have responded from the heart in this time of dire need. May God bless Doug, our medical team and the many, many people who give us so much hope for a better tomorrow for all Haitians.