Kudjip, Papua New Guinea: One of the realities of serving in a remote, resource-challenged setting, is getting necessary supplies when and where they are needed.
Dr. Scott Dooley, Administrator for the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital just recently reported:
We are out of exam gloves, gauze, morphine, and several antibiotics. While this is definitely challenging, we are still doing surgery and incredibly, we are still one of the best equipped/staffed medical facilities in the country!
How would you like to have a surgery with no post-op morphine for pain control? How does a doctor do a repair of a stab wound gushing blood in the Emergency Room with no gauze, just wiping with cotton balls?
Recently the Central Supply staff were cutting up “roller bandages,” old-fashioned torn sheet bandage rolls previously donated by churches. These bandage rolls are being cut into strips to be sterilized and used instead of gauze until we get resupplied. Thanks for all of the churches and individuals who helped send these along!
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There are currently two 20 foot ocean freight containers destined for Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, that have been stuck in port with customs for 3 months. In addition to other supplies, they have gauze and gloves. Of further concern is the fact that recently, the government announced a 40% cut in their normally budgeted funding to the hospital for this upcoming year. This will have a significant impact if no solutions are found.
Read: Nazarene Health Ministries requesting prayer for possible looming financial situation with government funding.
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— Submitted: Dr. Scott Dooley, Hospital Administrator