Wednesday, January 26, 2005

ER, Tibetan style

medics, originally uploaded by mutikonka1.

This is your typical clinic set up in a rural setting in Kham. It's a single room dispensary-cum-surgery in the village square. They have a reasonable stock of essential western medicines [antibiotics, antihypertensives, etc]and quite a few traditional Chinese and Tibetan herbal ones too.

No doctor. The clinic was run by a nurse-paramedic - the modern equivalent of the barefoot. Anything serious would be referred on to Deqin, half a day away.

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