providing FREE medical care and traditional medicine, including acupuncture!
Our newly built main clinic in the vicinity of the Motherhouse (Jan. 2009)...
now providing free medical care to about 2,000 patients each month!
Since 2007 we have provided medical care to more than 30,000 patients at our three free clinics. In January of 2009 a new and larger clinic was built and completed within our Motherhouse vicinity. At present, our Sisters minister to about 2,000 patients each month at this new medical facility. The patients come from within Binh Thuan Province and beyond. After their medical exams, they walk next door to receive their medicine also provided to them free of charge.
This year of 2009 our plan is to establish a new clinic in Daguri to serve the minority/Montagnard families and a new clinic near the Shrine of Our Lady of Tapao in 2010 to provide medical care to poor families in the area. Our plan is to be able to provide medical care to about 60,000 patients at our clinics during the year 2009.
In order to advance our medical skills and techniques, our Sisters are being trained for the following: one Oriental medicine doctor, one pharmacist, ten traditional medicine/acupuncture nurses, and one nutrition nurse. It takes six years to train a doctor and three years for traditional medicine nurses.
Patients waiting to be treated at our new main clinic!
Patients being treated at our new main clinic!
Patients getting treatment at our new main clinic!
Patients received treatment at our new clinic with medicine in hand!
Some of our Sisters-nurses at one of our clinics!
The Sisters are getting ready for a new day of service!
The patients are waiting to be treated at one of our clinics!
Sr. Phuong examines a patient at our clinic!
Sr. Phuong gathers medical information from a patient!
Providing acupuncture and traditional medicine!
Our Sisters-nurses are tending to the patients' medical needs!
The patients are waiting while receiving treatment!
The Sisters are sorting out traditional/herbal medicine.
Traditional/herbal medicine at our clinic.
Wrapping traditional/herbal medicine in packages!
Preparing the traditional/herbal medicine for our patients.
Labeling the prescriptions on the medicine packages.
This is one of our mission clinics!
Our Lady of Fatima Clinic!