Day 1 Update from Jamie Weis, CH Physician Assistant:
We finally made it to Nepal! After almost two days of traveling, we arrived at the hotel Friday night, met some of our other team members, and quickly organized supplies to head out to the first clinic in the morning.
This morning we drove to an impoverished, dusty, suburb in Nepal and set up a day clinic inside a grammar school. Here, along with some Nepali health officials, we assessed and treated 210 mostly elderly patients. Many of the conditions, such as arthritis, were similar to what we commonly treat at home. In some time between seeing patients, we played soccer with local kids and made balloons out of gloves. It has been a rewarding experience so far.