Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Week 2

I have moved to General Medical Outpatients this week, working with 2 medics: Louisa and Myo Myo. Louisa is incredibly experienced but Myo Myo considerable less confident. We tend to see 2 patients at once sharing all the equipment. One of our big problems is TB. Not only are we unable treat this at the clinic but we can't admit any of these patients to the ward for fear of it spreading to others. Until last year, Médecins Sans Frontières ran a TB clinic in town and would take our patients but for some reason their program has been shut down.

A friend of mine introduced me to a Burmese artist called Maung Maung Tinn. I was invited to the unveiling of a new work of his. It was the first time he had used acrylics. His painting depict the poverty and troubles of the Burmese people and have been given exhibitions in a number of countries. You can check them out at his website

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