Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Today was the first screening day of the new field service in Togo. This year, Mercy Ships decided to do things a a little differently. Instead of arranging one large screening at the start of the outreach, several smaller screenings were arranged.
Potential patients arrive at the screening and wait in line for several hours to find out if the hospital can help them. Doctors, nurses and surgeons assess each hopeful arrivals need and whether they can be helped.
Today just under 200 patients arrived to be screened. Tomorrow and Thursday hundreds more will wait in the line that could change their life forever.