By Jonathan Gannon,
Jewish Voice Director of Global Outreach
DATELINE: Manipur, India
It is Wednesday morning in India, and the clinic is saturated with patients and all systems are running incredibly well. As I write this, our team is banding (putting day-specific colored bracelet bands on the patients) and processing a large group of patients that were bussed in specifically for the outreach (a daily occurrence). These patients are in addition to the many hundreds that are standing in our line system outside the clinic.
The Jewish Voice clinic system is created to allow for large patient volume. Patients are pre-sorted outside the clinic gate and brought through a series of waiting and processing areas before being seated outside the room of the clinician. Following treatment, patients receive their free medicine at our pharmacy and are invited to visit the prayer and counseling tent where a clear presentation of the Gospel is given.
The afternoons have have been hot and humid, but we are refreshed daily by the coolness of evening and morning. The Jewish Voice participant team with us is mostly made up of first-timers (about 80 percent). We have five dentists, six doctors, two opticians, and an ophthalmology/eye surgery team that are treating large numbers of patients (in addition to some local medical professional hires and volunteers). They are supported by line-flow managers, security volunteers, and prayer warriors. All are performing their jobs efficiently and selflessly. We are very pleased to report the following outreach results through Monday and Tuesday:
Monday, October 29, 2012:
6 eye surgeries
134 dental procedures
241 glasses distributed
Tuesday, October 30, 2012:
10 eye surgeries
120 dental procedures
445 glasses distributed
Thank you for your continued prayers for the Manipur outreach and our team.