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Chile Forms TIMA Team, Conducts First Clinic

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Volunteers in Chile have established the country’s first Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) and conducted their initial clinic on July 24, treating more than 100 patients. It was a wonderful surprise in a country where medical treatment is expensive and time-consuming.

The foundation went to the South American country for the first time in February this year, following the massive earthquake that devastated areas in the south of the country, and delivered aid to the survivors. From that time, it took root in the country.

In April, Dr Yang Chuanglong, a local doctor, coordinated to set up the Chile branch of TIMA to provide free medical aid to those who need it. A visit to a doctor costs about 15 per cent of the monthly income of the average Chilean and the queues are long; if the patient wants to see a specialist, such as an eye consultant, he can wait about a year. But, at the TIMA clinic, patients were able to see an ophthalmologist immediately and could, with a prescription, obtain a pair of glasses paid for by the government.

The clinic was held at a school in Peñalolen (Pinya-lolane), a commune in Santiago Province on July 24, with 11 doctors, one pharmaist and 19 volunteers. Within three hours, they examined and treated 111 patients. It was a bitterly cold winter day, with the temperature of five degrees Celsius; the sky was grey and the ground damp from early morning shows. In the distance were mountains capped in snow. "This winter is unusually cold, so a lot of people have fallen sick, with a high percentage suffering from bronchitis and pneumonia,” said Dr Yang. “It is good to have a free clinic now, because we can provide them with medication -- many locals cannot afford medication." One patient said that the clinic had helped the patients a great deal and provided drugs as well:  “we are very poor and also have to wait for a very long time to see a doctor." Another patient said that the left side of his body had been aching: “but I still do not want to go to the doctors because the wait is too long. I have to be in line at five in the morning."

The patients at the clinic received treatment different to the norm at ordinary clinics and hospitals; volunteers helped them every step of the way. Though TIMA in Chile is only three months old, the team of medics and volunteers worked skillfully, united in their determination to alleviate pain and suffering.



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Можете делать в окно,-в полном отчаянии пролепетал капрал.

Если бы дело дошло до войны и вы пали бы за государя императора прекрасно.

Охотник на бизонов выехал вперед и показал место, где он хочет осуществить свой дерзкий замысел.

Правильно, часы "Детские игры на компьютере"и цепочка стоят значительно больше, вмешался высокий человек с черными бакенбардами, сидевший в конце стола.

Однако старика гнетет не только тоска о погибшем сыне; невнятные проклятия, срывающиеся порой с его губ, выдают и другие чувства.

Я "Учет и контроль расчетов с подотчетными лицами"хороший человек, сообщил ему Римо.

Если "Учет и контроль расходования бюджетных средств"Римо не выйдет на связь "Учет и контроль расчетов с подотчетными лицами на предприятии"до обеда, придется "Учет и контроль расчетов с покупателями и заказчиками за выполненные работы и оказанные услуги (на примере ООО 'Теплоизоляция-1')"подключить Чиуна.

Вы мне "Учет и контроль социальных выплат (на примере РГКП Государственного центра по выплате пенсий)"начинаете нравиться,-сказал фельдкурат, снова садясь на "Учет и контроль труда и его оплаты на примере УП 'Добрушское ГАТП'"стол.

Топор упал, у гориллообразного "Учет и контроль расчетов с Фондом социальной защиты населения"оказались отрубленными "Учет и контроль товаров в розничной торговле на примере ОАО 'Новости'"пальцы.

Нашли у него часов "Учет и налогообложение валютных кредитов"штук восемь и много "Учет и налогообложение долгосрочных вложений в реальные инвестиции"колец.

Может, ты прав, а может, и нет.

 

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