BLOG #05 15JUN09

Today we had our first clinic.  We started in Laguna at the public school a few blocks from our Amiguitos Community Center.  We saw less than half of the children in the school and will see the rest tomorrow.  We treated 120 children and 35 adults and dispensed 364 prescriptions.  For the first time we had 10 dentists join us.  In Mexico university graduates are required to perform one year of community service, and fortunately these new graduates chose to work with us.  They are young and very excited about their new work.  In addition, the teenagers from the center joined in the clinic and helped in every area (last year only in Medical histories).  Now they work in Medical History, Triage (temperature, height, weight, blood pressure), transport to doctors and pharmacy.   It was a great start!  Curtis