Fieldset
Diary Day 3 - Wednesday

Things were better today. No burials. The isolation compound is coming along very well: Martin, our logistician, has been doing the most amazing job and there are washing slabs, changing rooms and latrines popping up like mushrooms.

Things were better today. No burials. The isolation compound is coming along very well: Martin, our logistician, has been doing the most amazing job and there are washing slabs, changing rooms and latrines popping up like mushrooms.

Tomorrow we will be ready to move into our new and expanded quarters. I spent the morning employing more people to help us. We now have guards who will stand by the front gate ensuring that everyone washes their hands when they go out and spraying their feet with chlorine. We also have some disinfectors who stand by the gate from the high risk area to the low risk area and disinfect people coming out. The new cleaning lady was amazingly calm and collected when I took her in to the ward to wash the floor. She wasn’t worried at all and didn’t make any mistakes.

Bit by bit the whole thing is looking more professional and becoming easier to manage. Tomorrow I will be increasing the number of water points in the high risk area to make them more accessible. Martin has been making stands for the water containers and they are now ready.

We've got two patients who were looking pretty awful this evening when we left so I have my fingers crossed for them.