As the only surgeon in the project and even in the whole region where I was I needed to be on call 24/7 all the time once I started working. 24/7 means 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and that means I needed to be on call all the time when I was in the project.
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"Boom", there was a loud noise outside ER suddenly, it had been reported a traffic accident and was very close to where I work.
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In extreme emergency situations, we may be able to set up additional wards using tents and simple resources within a day, but of course this does not mean that is what we do every single day being on the field, and at least not when I am currently not in an emergency mission, when there are lo
When we talk about plastic surgery, many people may think of surgery for cosmetic purpose but out in the field there are many patients with wounds that are so big and without skin coverage.
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It was a hot morning, emergency room was busy as usual. While all colleagues were fully occupied by patients, one more patient had arrived by stretcher. She was a 6 year-old girl, father looked very nervous.
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This Friday morning at 6:20am I was called to the hospital before I had a chance for my breakfast. There was a boy got shot last night while he was playing in the bush with his friends. He had just arrived our hospital.
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I had a birthday on the front line, Chaman, Pakistan Early morning on my birthday, I was awakened by a series of door knocks.
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Gunshot wound is something totally rare in our city and it seems to be something very serious. But for me I saw and treated half a hundred of these already; in South Sudan, Yemen, Papua New Guinea & now in Central African Republic.
It took me more than 7 hours car movement to arrive at Bossangoa. We started at 6:15am and swapped car with an outcoming expatriate which is a good friend of mine. She's a Dutch medical doctor who worked with me 2 years ago in Nasir, South Sudan.

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