Bost Hospital Lashkar Gah

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Saw this - thought it might be of interest:


    (odd..... my copy of 'Hello Exclam' didn't feature this story?)

    Le Chevre
  2. I hope the hospital has also been provided with an appropriate maintenance and servicing contract, or trained electro-medical technicians to ensure the system is kept functional.
  3. I hope the hospital has been provided with appropriate patrols to make sure they don't sell it out the back door like they probably do with drugs, works and anything else not bolted down.

    By the way, OP I hadn't noticed your username when I created my account. I'm not trying to clone you or owt, but if you'd like, I'll create a different account to use...?
  4. The Canadian Government donated a complete X-Ray Department to the KNHS Hospital at Nanyuki, far better than donating money because money tends to disappear. Only trouble was the equipment could only be used a couple of hours a day due to water shortages.
  5. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    I'll assume OP = Original Poster :)

    Bonjour Night Vision Goggled Goatperson,
    Your choice bud - no strong feelings either way .......I've been on this Board since 2004 so people are used to seeing this might get some weird PMs though!

    " Oi, Goaty - where's that tenner I lent you? AND it's your round! "

    (oh and the Adminisphere will also track your posts just to see if they can nail another scrotum to the totem....depending on whether you are still serving this may or may not be a consideration .....up to you ?)

    Good to hear a few other reports about the CIVIL side of what's been going on for the last five years in AFG, from all sorts of angles: it's something that the UK media haven't really been able to focus on with anything other than the usual flyby 'balanced' reporting e.g

    Le Chevre
  6. Neanderthal,

    Just to let you know that the staff at the hospital were trained in the maintenance of the machine, and the local engineer who fitted it (under the supervision of the STRE) will service it when needed.
  7. Has the Italian NGO "Emergency" pulled out of LKG then?

    In 2005 the Bost Hospital was a terrible place and everyone (including wounded Talib, I'm sorry to say) went to Emergency. Of course under the Hipocratic oath, blah, blah, blah, they couldn't refuse to treat them but there was a bit of a fuss one day when the septics tried to arrest someone in the hospital.
  8. Good. It may still be useable this time next year.
  9. The Italian Emergency Hospital is still there but MSF are due to take over the running of the Bost Hospital at some point soon.

    Bost is still a long way off what we would expect in the UK, but things are improving.
  10. Those smiles look a tad forced
  11. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Probably from the strain of resisting the urge to clobber the tw4t in the turban behind them .....

    Update from MSF : SOURCE

    More recent news follows.
  12. A medical colleague sent me this: