Sunday, July 1, 2012

Strike At Hospital Escuela

Today, after church and lunch, our groups visited Hospital Escuela, the public hospital in Tegucigalpa. The groups were planning on spending the whole afternoon there.  One small problem.  There was not many kids there.  No one was waiting to be admitted.  This was a most unusual happening.  Marc and the group soon found out the doctors and nurses were on strike.  I am guessing a lot of patients had been sent home.  Some of the parents of the children that were there said they had not seen a doctor in a couple of days. 

Under the best of circumstances, the care in this hospital is so inadequate.  And with the doctors and nurses striking, it is even worse.  I pray that this strike is soon resolved.


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