Friday, April 15, 2005

Letnica MEDCAP

Sorry for the lack of postings recently. I've been putting some time into the TF Tornado weblog and have started working on the next MEDCAP. To catch up, here's info from the previous MEDCAP:

On April 3rd we conducted our first Medical Civil Assistance Program (MEDCAP). About 60 people from Task Force Tornado and Task Force Med went to the school in Letnica to provide basic medical, pharmacy, dental, optometry, and preventive medicine services. The Vitina Health House provided 8 doctors and a dentist. With the large staff and hard work of everyone we were able to see 217 people in four hours. The dentist pulled 56 teeth on 45 people. The optometrist gave 78 exams and provided glasses to improve the vision of most.

This is the medical operations NCO and myself in front of the school.

Some kids in the schoolyard

The doctors from the Vitina Health House

This is Dr Fadil. He's the most social of the doctors we've worked with and it's nearly impossible to turn him down when he invites us in for coffee. He's quick with a joke and is always glad to see us. As a student I expect he was the troublemaker that was smooth enough to get away without punishment for the mischief he got caught at.

After clearing the school and calling back to Camp Bondsteel, we head back down the hill to line up for the return trip.

The Tornado medics at the completion of the MEDCAP


At 4/16/2005 4:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures and information about your Medcap Operations, Jim. I bet there is a great sense of satisfaction in seeing it all come together and some people getting help. Proud of you! Love, Dad

At 4/16/2005 9:01 AM, Blogger Brian H said...

That's a lot of fixin' in a short time! Give us an account of next time, too.


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