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Day - 4

We rounded on eight patients today, and two babies. The whole hospital rounds took about an hour. We are still transferring patients out, and we've kept a few, including an eclamptic patient this morning, and a ruptured ectopic pregnancy this afternoon.

We rounded on eight patients today, and two babies. The whole hospital rounds took about an hour. We are still transferring patients out, and we've kept a few, including an eclamptic patient this morning, and a ruptured ectopic pregnancy this afternoon.

Supervisor meeting this morning resulted in a great big discussion about packing lists. It's remarkably complicated, especially for personnel who do not usually pack things. So, boxes labelled with name of service and a number. One list per box, detail of all items inside. One copy of the list goes in the box, the other kept by the medical supervisor of the service. Then another master list of the number of boxes.

The hospital set about packing. They spent most of the day at it.

In the meantime, we had another big move meeting. Update on what's done and what's not. There is still painting and doors and air conditioners. A tap for the scrub sink, yet to be purchased. Water hookups. Counters in decontamination that don't exist yet.

Tomorrow, we have to move the equipment in for one of the operating rooms, so we can set up and make sure it works. Also, a fridge for the lab. Three days to ensure that we have a functional hospital. It's a little scary.

This afternoon, a big puddle in the operating block demonstrates that the wall tiles are not sealed with the floor tiles. And this evening, malfunction of one of the big suction machines in the operating room. Retrieved the other one, that is supposed to go into the new hospital. Several hours later, the fridge holding the blood bank is reported to be 17 degrees Celcius. We've been awaiting a new one for months.