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mohammed_krankenhaus.jpgSo endeckten wir Mohammed im Städt. Krankenhaus von Freetown. Wir waren gerade dabei einige unserer Patienten zu versorgen und fanden ihn vorort, da er ein bekannter "amputee" Fußballer war. Wir verlegten ihn sofort in eine Tagesklinik, die 2 Std entfernt und unerreichbar für ihn war. Dies ermöglichte glücklicherweise, dass er überlebte.
Der nachfolgende Bericht ist wie diese Tagesklinik seine Rettung erlebte. Mohammed können Sie auch in dem Videoclip über die medizinischen Behandlungen vorort sehen.
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Following you may read results of some of our activities in Freetown, which where published by GGM Clinic. You may see how desperate Mohammeds situation was, also at our short videoclip about "medical visits".

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Greatest Goal Ministries Clinic Report By Lynn Pelton - President
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"If it were not for this clinic, I would have certainly lost my life.God bless the providers!" patient Mohamed
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This is Mohamed's story as told by our clinic director, Philip.
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NAME: Mohamed Fornah SEX: Male AGE: 38yrs
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DIAGNOSIS:Diarrhea and vomiting with marked dehydration.
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Mohamed was brought to the clinic by a friend called Michael and accompanied by his wife and friends. He was almost dying when he was rushed to the examination room for resuscitation. I/V line established and an infusion was started. At that time, he was still passing frequent stool, weak and cold and clammy skin observed.
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With the aid of the clinic staff, Mohamed was rapidly rehydrated and vital signs returned to normal. After he was stabilized, his medical history was obtained from his wife and Michael, his friend. According to them, they said, he was taken to the National referral Center called Connaught Hospital, where care was poor for this gentle man. They also said, if this patient would have stayed for the next few minutes, they would have lost him.
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Mohamed so appreciated the life saving clinic at this Center. Michael is from Germany supporting a program with the polios in Freetown.
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Michael later took Mohamed back to Connaught Hospital for re-admission as the GGM clinic facility is not prepared for long term overnight patient care. One month later, he was discharged home in an improved condition. The thing that impressed the clinic was that, the gentle man returned to say thanks in bringing back his life to normalcy.
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Bethany working in the GGM laboratory wrote in her blog about this incident:
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Tuesday evening we received one of the amputee football players, Mohamed, he was in horrible condition after spending several days in Connaught Hospital (SL's only tertiary care hospital). He had been removed from the hospital by a man from Germany, Michael, who happened to be in town working with some of the polio. Michael was treating and getting some medications for the polios at the hospital when he came across Mohamed who would have likely died had he stayed there another night. Michael somehow heard about out clinic and thinking it was an inpatient facility he took him out of Connaught and brought him to GGM clinic, who happened to still work. After some IV fluids were administered properly Mohamed was in much better shape, but would need 24 hr care for several days.
Wednesday I called Michael, the man who had found him and fought to keep him alive and arranged to meet him at the hospital. Michael is working from Germany with a German NGO, Robin-Food, and hopes to bring more aid to Sierra Leone. He got Mohamed readmitted into the hospital, paid the bills and this time making sure that he would be cared for properly. Just being in Connaught hospital is always an eye opening experience. Patient confidentiality is pretty much unheard of, you can just walk in there without anyone even questioning your purpose for being there. The triage room has about 10 beds in it, none of them have sheets, they haven’t been cleaned in ages, and until you pay the registration fee and purchase your chart no one will even give you a second glance.
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