Our clinic continues to see patients, while we assess the situation and coordinate with the WHO efforts around health issues for the entire event. It is likely we will also look at either opening a second clinic and/or become involved with mobile clinics which will get us to more difficult to access pockets of population which have not yet had any medical care.
I will be traveling home earlier than expected for family reasons, but am hoping to return shortly to continue this vital work! This is only the beginning of a long process of recovery for the people of Haiti.
In my absence the medical team will be lead by Suzy Fitzgerald, MD from Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek’s emergency department. Hopefully she will continue blogging the team’s experiences.
Update from Hernando Garzon, MD, January 23, 2010.