Medical Update, Jungle Aid – 23rd June, 2018

Children from the village helping to load and transport supplies and donations

Our volunteers met at the Market Village at 7AM and with the usual early start our team set off to Bon Luk.

After a 3 hour road journey, we were met at the pick-up point by villagers and transported the donations and medical bag to the village.

We brought 100kg rice and instant noodles to the village shelter which now supports 18 children. Jungle Aid has been supporting the village and the shelter for more than 5 years.

Jungle Aid volunteer nurse Marianne supervised the clinic and treated 28 patients. We also organized hospital visits for 5 patients; this includes 3 patients for follow up and 2 new patients, including one 7 – month old baby with blood disorder, a young man who was paralyzed after a stroke and another young man with kidney stones.

Jungle Aid continues to support to Teethep, a 32 – year old man who is paralyzed on his left side. We will continue to pay for his hospital visits and medication and will provide him part of his personal expenses to reduce his dependence on his family and neighbors. 

Nurse Marianne was assisted by Liz (medical journal and medical bag) and Karla (translator).

Our Area Manager, Su (translator) and Andy worked closely with the village leader to assess current needs.

Villagers are always grateful for the useful things we bring them every time we visit them and we are always looking for more ways we can help.

Fantastic group of volunteers on the way to Bon Luk!