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    Making a safe space for all seeking care.

    Day 161

    A Place to Park

    Inside the walls of the hospital at Umpiem Mai, things can get really hectic. But it can be just as busy on the outside. Ambulances come in and out, big trucks drop off supplies, people come by on their scooters and motorbikes. There are so many vehicles, in fact, that sometimes there are accidents in the cramped and bumpy space that’s intended for such activity – it’s difficult to navigate.

    “Sometimes it can take 13 turns to get out of it,” says Wai Htoo, the director of the Health Center.

    So he had an idea – to create a nice place to park, with smooth cement so that people can navigate their motorbikes and other vehicles with ease. So on Day 161, that’s just what we did.

    The team was anxious and excited to get to work. And it was a big job – they worked all day and until the early morning hours. But, says Wai, it was worth it. “I stayed up so late because we wanted to make sure we could get it done,” he said.

    Having a smooth and functioning car park may not seem like that big a deal. But it creates efficiency and order. It allows the hospital team to focus on the really important things – like saving people’s lives. So in the end, it can make all the difference.

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