byIngrid van Bouwdijk via web
TWO SUCCESS STORIES THANKS TO SUPPORT OF CORDAID TO TORIT STATE HOSPITAL “Cordaid has changed the way our diagnoses are done. Not only have they equipped the lab, they have installed for us a digital ultrasound machine and brought expertise to operate it. Now, we can get real time and evidence based diagnosis for better management. Like me, I did not know that I carried twins, both girls, until I had an ultrasound done. Earlier on we were exploited with exorbitant prices for this services and frustrated by the highly inaccurate results to name but a few ’’ - ADULU SARAH, a resident of Torit.
THE CASE OF DUOL SIMON. DUOL SIMON, a 28 year male was presented at Torit State Hospital on July 7th 2016 with a gunshot injury. At the hospital in Torit he was received at the outpatient department and checked by a Medical Officer (Dr. David) who decided to immediately admit him. A chest/abdominal sonogram was done to assist in the diagnosis and management. At that time he was weak, writhing in pain, pale and had mild difficulty in breathing. On ultrasound examination done by an experienced sonographer, Mr. Obonyo Moses, a significant right sided hemorrhage was found in his chest of about 524 mls and also tiny bullet pellets. The attending surgeon Dr. Ismail then took up the patient for an urgent surgical review and intervention. He fixed a chest tube which drained a little over 487mls of bloody chest fluid. The patient’s symptoms reduced and he improved. Later on he was discharged from the hospital. “Such timely and accurate radiological diagnosis is what we have been lacking. The fact that we can now diagnose our patients more accurately, and give them the necessary management in a timely fashion makes all the difference. This is a plus to the patient community, enabled by Cordaid“– Dr. Ismail, Cons. Surgeon-IGAD-Torit Hospital. ’’The needs of patients here are unique. Majority of them present themselves with late stages of liver disease, TB peritonitis, cardiac disease and complicated abortions. The fact that I can use the modalities provided by Cordaid to assist in diagnosis for these clients makes me a happy man. Truly, Cordaid is committed to build flourishing communities’’ Mr. Obonyo Moses-Sonographer-Cordaid-Torit hospital.