In May of 2013, we broke ground at the site of the new Clinic Expansion! The location is just across the road from the present clinic, and has greatly increased the space available for our medical/dental/ and eye care ministries. The medical area has increased from only one examination room to three exam rooms, allowing multiple physicians to work at the same time in the case of visiting teams and medical brigades.
There is also be a dedicated prayer and counseling room (our evangelist often had to hang sheets to make a temporary prayer room before), a procedure and treatment room, a laundry room and an area for sterilization of instruments, a much needed classroom for our community health students, and a more spacious dental room (the previous room was quite crowded with the necessary dental equipment and chairs).
We have now completed the primary construction of the both floors. We are raising funds for each phase as we progress, and are currently raising funds to be able to fully furnish the first floor. We are excited to see this project coming together. The second floor is now almost to entirely finished with new facilities as well.
We are very grateful to Drs. Dave and Mary Kay Ness of Honeoye Falls, New York, who have donated many hours to this project, heading up the fundraising and also helping in planning. And to Ralph Classen, a Paramedic from Meade, Kansas, who has donated his time in helping in the planning of the new building. The design is optimum for our ongoing purposes, meeting needs for the present and foreseeable future as well.
On the right are some photos of the completed foundation, with a view of the first Clinic building, and of almost fully finished second floor. We began to move in some equipment for immediate use early in 2015, and inaugurated the building in October of 2016. If you’re interested in knowing more about this project, helping toward its completion, or helping furnish it with medical furniture and equipment, then please contact the Drs. Ness from their blog page here, Ness blog. Or you can interact with us by means of the Contact link above. We would be honored by your participation for the ever present medical needs and expanding training needs of our region!