Setting up a Telemedicine Post in Zambia: Episode 4
FOUR LEGGED AMBULANCE
(ED NOTE: This is the Fourth in a running installment of posts, documenting our attempts to help Jones, a Zambian nurse in Africa, to set up a Telemedicine Posts; no privacy, no security, wacka, wacka)
by John Bennett MD
April 15, 2014
Amazing! When good ole Jones told me that he was sending some photos of the ambulance they use, I was certainly not expecting the above. I thought, on perfunctory glance, that these pictures must be the wrong ones, I don’t see any vehicle there, without looking closely.
Wait a minute, I said to myself. Those damn oxen are towing that canoe! THAT IS THE AMBULANCE! Maybe Jones was being a bit coy, but he certainly blindsided me! What a great way to move patients, and good on gas, although be careful with matches, with all that flatulent methane-variety gases!
Call 911, and bring some hay!!