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Journal Medical Mission in Dominican Republic Name: Institution: A Visit to Escuela Basica Alemana Every year I travel to the Dominican Republic, alongside other local university students and doctors to provide medical care to the rural communities. Escuela Basica Alemana is one of the rural towns we usually visit, during our medical mission in this republic.
Most of the patients have no access to proper medical care and adequate food supply. This has left them malnourished, and they also have infected wounds. Young teenagers, who rum through dump garbage, in search for plastic and copper wire had several injuries and lacerations. Additionally, most of the patient we examined had gastrointestinal problems resulting from their poor living conditions and the dirty water they drink. These illnesses and conditions required immediate medical care. Most of these patients were kind, appreciative, and respectful. We divided ourselves into small working groups, which consisted of a “runner,” a scribe, and a translator to assist patient pass through examination points. We offered treatment according to observable symptoms, diagnosis, and shift complains. In appreciation, we offered toys and gifts such as books, pencils, pens, and candies to every single person, who turned up for the medical checkup. We also showcased a film, which advises the community on how they can rely on natural materials like sun light to process clean water, for cooking and drinking. During our one week medical mission, in this community, we offered free but adequate medical care, which the community appreciated. ...