Bang Saphan is 3 hours away and has our most vulnerable families that we work with.
The trip had several aims:
  • Operate our field medical clinic to provide much needed medical care
  • Check the bikes previously donated to the school children
  • Pass on donations of clothes and rice
  • Donate the requested medicines to the qualified nurse living in the village
Our volunteers met in Hua Hin at 7am on Saturday morning and headed out intwo trucks, one sponsored by our regular sponsor, Dave of Hua Hin Car Hire. The trucks contained medical supplies, donated clothes and rice.
Our volunteers included many of our regular volunteers many of whom travel from Bangkok to support these trips. Our medical team consisted of Em and Paula our nurses and Coco and Rene our doctors. The team worked closely together to see patients supported by Cat and Kaylee recording the assessments. Our translators Leyna, Nuno and Bo were incredible working non stop to ensure we saw our patients, worked with the village leader addressing hand washing and tooth brushing with the children, but also gained as much information on what ishappening in the village and the areas they are concerned about.
Main conditions patients were seen for included:
  • Knee pain (arthritic diabetic)
  • Nerve pain foot
  • Cataracts
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Impetigo
  • Lower back pain and rotten teeth
  • Lower back pain and hemorrhoids
The local nurse La Gee received the requested medicine to refill her supplies. One of the donated bikes had been badly damaged in an accident. The children were lucky and escaped with only a few scratches but the bike needed repairing. The JA team fixed the bike with a local mechanic so that the children can continue to cycle to school.
Follow up for our next trip:
An older man will be sent to the hospital for a tooth extraction as he was unable to eat due to the pain he was experiencing.
An 11 year old boy is currently living on the border with soldiers and working in the fields to survive. JA aims to see the boy on 23rd of April to see if we can support him to go to school.
It was a fantastic day. After handing out the rice supplies and clothes it was time to head back in the trucks for the 3 hour journey home.
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