Monday, December 12, 2011

Medical Services in Majuro

We've been testing the medical systems all around the pacific.
- stitches and attempted blood donation in Mexico
- tetanus shot in Samoa

And we've been thrilled to find great services everywhere we have been.

Why not check out the system here? John's had a sore throat for a couple
months. It hasn't responded to home care - salt water gargles, throat
lozenges, antihistamines, or a course of antibiotics. He decided it was
probably cancer. So yesterday, he trekked to the local hospital. He met a
wonderful surgeon from Chicago, who immediately scheduled him for a
something-scope for this morning. Dr Kwan led John to the various hospital
departments, and then set about sticking a long scope down his throat and
into his stomach. Thankfully, he gave John the all clear. John reports that
the hospital was in good condition, for the most part. Nevermind that he
changed into his surgical gown in a linen closet, or that he noticed the
roof had a few holes in the prenatal unit. The operating room was spotless
and well equipped. Both visits were $17.

Labels: Majuro, Marshall Islands, medical


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