Like many health facilities around the world, we too are facing financial challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Our medical center’s operational costs are usually covered by income from the medical center while donations fund our social projects. However, with the pandemic people are staying home so our operational income has dropped dramatically while basic expenses, such as salaries, continue.
We are preparing to launch a major renovation of our physical plant including the construction of a mother and child center and the updating of key items such as our IT equipment. Unfortunately, unusually extreme weather this rainy season has flooded the street level area where our birthing room is to be. Engineers and local activists are working to resolve this complex issue as we interface with the government offices controlling the neighborhood’s street level drainage system.