For several years during our annual visits to Rima Clinic, we have noticed the deteriorating condition of the ceilings and walls due to leaking in many of the rooms. In July, 2016, we were able to make arrangements for the much-needed repairs to the clinic roof and interior walls. This spring, we received photos of the completed new roof and re-plastered and painted rooms.
Now, rooms that were previously damp and moldy, are being used again for patient examinations, ultrasound tests for prenatal visits, and storage of clean birthing kits. The doctors were also able to move the pharmacy back to its original space near the clinic entrance.
Thank you to everyone who helped sponsor this big improvement, which increases the doctors' and midwife's ability to serve the pregnant women and families, as well as the health needs of all the local nomads.
In August, 2016, we were finally able to get a productive well drilled at the Rima Clinic. At 51 meters, the well is generating plenty of fresh, clean water for the clinic, as well as everyone in the local community. This was a major accomplishment, especially since the two attempts at digging wells since 2007 had not been successful.
Now the clinic staff is able to keep the building cleaner, wash clothes and bedding more frequently, run an instrument sterilizer, and have a fresh source of uncontaminated drinking and hand-washing water.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!
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