Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Free Clinic in Bagan (Part 2)

Patients waiting for treatment at the Bagan Clinic (Photo: Dr. Hla Tun).

The 'Road to Mandalay' charity opened a Free Medical Clinic in Bagan on 6th August 2011. The number of patients seeking treatment increased month by month and additional clinics were added to cope with the demand. There are further details about the early months here.

December 2011

Patients from remote villages start their journey between 6.00 and 6.30 in the morning so as to be treated in the morning Clinic which starts at 7.30 a.m. In this way, the patients hope to be able to return home before it becomes dark. Depending upon patient numbers, some people may not receive treatment until 2.00 or 3.00 p.m.

Because of the long waiting periods, the Clinic has started to provide snacks to waiting patients around 10.30 a.m. and lunch between 11.30 and noon, depending upon availability.

On Saturday, 17th December 2011, two local doctors and Dr. Hla Tun treated 185 patients during a long day.

On that date, three 'Trawler' vehicles brought patients to the Clinic from different villages.

Following treatment, a group of patients depart for home (Photo: Dr. Hla Tun).

More pictures around the Clinic.

The table below summarises the number of treatments per month and the total number of treatments since the clinic started..

Month Patients treated Total treatments
August 2011 355 355
September 2011 784 1,139
October 2011 1,434 2,573
November 2011 1,723 4,296
December 2011 2,013 6,309