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The medics

I don't know how the medics cope.  The stories I hear haunt me and I only hear so few.

A woman in last week with 2 broken arms.  When I thought of "domestic violence" before I arrived I did not think that someone could break both their wife's arms.

I don't know how the medics cope.  The stories I hear haunt me and I only hear so few.

A woman in last week with 2 broken arms.  When I thought of "domestic violence" before I arrived I did not think that someone could break both their wife's arms.

A child raped and given 6 Kina (3 Euros not to tell).  A 14 year old raped by the land owner in her village and then told that her family would be evicted if she told anyone.

We open on public holidays and for a while we debated if it was worth it as there is no public transport.  But there is no need for the debate now, we opened following a holiday and had 10 new cases (which is a lot when there are no busses running).  2 had been raped.  One by 3 men, one by 7.  The doctor had to stitch one up.

I hear so little of what our clients endure that the tiny snippets make we wonder how the medics and councellors and nurses don't go crazy.