Upon arriving at the Mungeli Christian Hospital with Anil Henry, we immediately accompanied him on his hospital rounds.
No fan of dipping a toe in the water, Anil showed us a surgical room – with surgery in progress, the maternity ward, the intensive care unit – with a woman preparing for labor, a severe burn victim and several other fairly intense scenes.
While it may seem a bit jarring for those of us who are non-medical field visitors to the hospital, it is daily life for Anil and staff.
Anil says that most of the cases he sees are at the hospital as a last resort. Most of the deliveries are c-section because women don’t come to the hospital until their birthing situation is dire. Other surgeries and medical cases are on an emergency need basis.
Rest assured, the sun will rise on Mungeli Christian Hospital in the morning and there will be more people to care for.