There were 5 big heavy boxes which were off-loaded during the night with a big lift. We then closed our x-ray department for removal of the old, remodeling and installation of the new. We were without x-ray for 15 days. But now look what we have!
Next we will need to install hospital-wide internet and purchase computers for all the doctors offices and wards. This way all x-rays can be seen anywhere in the hospital by any doctor. Of course, with installation of hospital-wide computers, we will be able to begin converting to computer documentation and reporting as well. This next phase will cost us between $30,000 and $35,000.
Look what we did! The leadership of the hospital knew we needed an ambulance for transporting patients to Mbeya for cases we cannot handle here. So last year in July, they began setting aside $2,500 each month for this purpose. At the first of March, 3 of us traveled to Dar es Salaam to see if we could fine one we could purchase for the amount of money we had. Below is what we purchased.....
I have been telling you about our progress on the farm which is on the mountain. As I informed you last month, we lost our first crop of potatoes, but replanted. We also planted about an acre of beans. The re-planting of the potatoes is pretty much another failure, however, the beans are doing great as well as the maize. Below are a few pictures.