Unexpected progress…

The city of Cusco remained blockaded from the outside world for yet another day. The Press described the regional strikes in Southern Peru as “sabotage” or “Harikiri”.

However, in Lima Dr John had no complaints. His taxi journeys through the nation’s capital were becoming fruitful.

1) The first draft of the contract for a cooperation between Hospital Diospi Suyana and the Federico Villareal University has been developed. Among the contents – 4 Peruvian Resident doctors will come to our hospital to work which is vitally important for us to adequately staff the hospital for a 24 hour service.

2) A combined donation to be used to buy chairs. Fifty bench chairs consisting of 2 red seats in each row, will soon grace the 2 waiting rooms of the hospital. Naturally the red was chosen to fit in with Diospi Suyana’s logo colors. After a presentation from Dr John, the company discounted the price by about 35%.

3) In the late afternoon the missionary doctor had another appointment with the “jhs” company, situated in an industrial area just outside of Lima. This company is the leading manufacturer of hospital furniture in Peru. Company director, Mr Jorge Hernandez will give us a birthing bed worth $2,200USD (either completely free or for a discounted price).

4) A travel agent in Lima thinks the mission hospital could be advertised as a tourist attraction. A constant stream of tourists would result is both pros and cons for Diospi Suyana. A lot of thought is still needed before the final decision can be made on this issue.

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