*J'etais a Aceh! I volunteered in the Singapore Red Cross’ Medical Relief Mission (Team 10) to the tsunami affected region of Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia [10th - 19th May 2005]
Adeline, Sahari & I revamped the PMI (Indonesian Red Cross)-Singapore Red Cross 24-hour Free Clinic in the Int'l Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Camp. We sorted the medicine (previously jumbled up in big containers) and set up a mini pharmacy in the clinic. We bought the necessary equipments (basins, trays, chairs etc) and medicine for the clinic. With Sahari's experience in setting up clinics, we managed to turn a simple make-shift clinic to a "modern" clinic nicknamed "Klinik Harapan" (Hope Clinic). We also taught some basic healthcare and hygiene to the paramedics and PMI volunteers at the clinic.
A message from the Acehnese: "Terima kasih kerana membantu orang Aceh" (Thank you for helping the Aceh people). They appreciate all your support, donations and prayers for the tsunami victims.