Giving Hope to the hopeless
Misuku Community Hospital owned and managed by the Coopeartive and Union
Amongst the patients that were cared for during this period, we have Juliana Chanya 38 year old lady. She was unable to walk to the hospital due to long distance, poverty and poor road network. After hearing the news from one of the church members who narrated the story as follows: “I have come across Juliana who stays with her elderly mother since she was born and father is deceased. The lady suffers from epilepsy since her childhood and the mother says they attempted health care once but could not continue due to transport problems which originates from poverty and poor road network. The lady sustained burns six times all the times she was treated with traditional herbs but now I saw that her health is not so good due to the recent burns and she is mostly in doors due to pain.” The health care team accompanied by some church members paid a visit to see the condition. Unfortunately we did not have a camera to take photos on the first day of the visit. Upon our arrival Juliana was in doors while the mother and other neighbors were outside chatting. We called for her to come out and she really looked miserable. The team prayed with her and the rest of the members, then was given some few food items, medication for epilepsy, antibiotics to enhance wound healing. Three days later the two church members did a follow up and they had a camera and took some photo as seen below.
The way forward is to continue monitoring and give some support with little that we can source inform of medication and good nutrition. (See pictures below)
Later as we can see that she sustained a very bad adhesion at the back of the right arm and she cannot straighten her arm. The plan after good healing and control of the fits she needs to go under surgery to release the contracture.
Juliana Chanya is one of the disadvantaged patients who could not benefit from health care services. The main barrier being financial constricts, poor road network and of course her sickness (epilepsy). During the first visit from the medical and church team, she looked miserable but now she is transformed to a happy person.