Dependent on the Government
It’s not good being dependent on the government to supply our needs in regard to medicine and supplies. They’re too expensive and often in short supply — or no supply. But we’re required by the government to try to buy all our meds and supplies from the central government pharmacy. I was told that the government has not paid its bills for five years — so suppliers are pulling out. It does not even have Tylenol (paracetamol) now.
So I contacted an acquaintance, a Chadian doctor in charge of a Protestant hospital located several hours from here (Koyom Hospital).
He and I plan to meet soon to discuss some mutual effort to buy such items elsewhere together.
And Then I Had A Tap At The Door
A couple of white guys greeted me at my door. A French doctor and his son.
This doctor worked at another hospital in Chad that has an MRI, CT scan, big lab, etc. But this hospital didn’t survive the economic crisis and will close next month.
The doctor has decided to stay in Chad and open his own clinic. He wants to provide excellent care and plans to have all his own diagnostic machine and the best equipment.
He told me he had heard about G2 and was curious to know why we had such a good reputation.
He said, “You’re out here at the end of the world! I’m surprised that anyone would come here!”
He has a relationship with a Swiss humanitarian organization and just brought 30 hospital beds into Chad.
He’s able to bring in two forty-foot containers each year with meds and medical supplies.
God is good!