When we visited the astrodome a few days ago, there was an international team doing a medical mission that tended to everything from nutrition to blurry vision. The head of the mission, Father Daniel said that by far the most requested service was for the eyes.
There is currently no eye care available to the people and definitely no access to eyeglasses. City workers, teachers and nurses borrow one pair of eyeglasses amongst themselves at work.
|Tacloban City Hospital Room after Yolanda|
|Our Triage Area|
|Visual Acuity Area|
One team member, relayed a story of a patient to me that affected him deeply. She is a grade 5 teacher. Our team member asked her how many students were in her class; she hesitated for a long while and answered 33. Our team member could not understand her hesitation so he asked….”how many before Yolanda?”……she answered 45.
|POWERLINES STILL HAVEN'T BEEN REPAIRED|
|Garbage is still in many of the streeets|