Friday morning: The hospital church is full which means that all seats on both levels are taken. More than 30 people are standing in the entrance area.
9 am marks the beginning of examinations by the hospital’s doctors and nurses. The waiting room is full to bursting. Dozens of patients are waiting outside the entrance door in the hope of being allowed to step inside the building in the next hours.
The clock hand is moving towards 6 pm. The team’s end of day is still way off. Patients are sitting and standing everywhere. Most of them are easily recognizable as Quechua Indians.
It’s wonderful that so many poor patients receive treatment at Diospi Suyana Hospital. On some days, however, work takes the upper hand.