February 2009 - Bartimee Medical Center, a hospital created and managed by ministry partner Inter-Senegal Mission, has been elected to host a cleft lip surgery program for several children. Approximately 20-25 children will receive the operation. Praise God that affected children will be able to have this costly surgery that will dramatically improve their lives!
In January, government health authorities elected Bartimee Medical Center (BMC) to host a cleft lip surgery program for children in the surrounding area. Funds were granted for patients needing these services, but whose families have no money to pay for it. The cleft lip operation, including a minimum of two days hospitalization costs US$300.
BMC will begin screening candidates on February 27, 2009. Dr. Adamson, the head doctor at BMC, estimates that there are 40-50 potential candidates. The program will grant approximately half of the candidates with the surgery. The other children will be placed on a waiting list for another program or will be recommended to other hospitals in Dakar.
"We are both surprised and honored," said Willy, BMC's administrative assistant. "This will echo our testimony throughout the surrounding area."
BMC was chosen over two other hospitals because of the quality of care their hospital provides. Health authorities said that BMC is better equipped to handle these surgeries than the other hospitals in the area.
Praise God that BMC has been honored to help children in this special way!
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