我们第二十批援塞医疗队一行20人于2018年6月来到塞拉利昂中塞友好医院，我是一名普通外科医生。刚刚上班没几天，记得一次门诊，Dr. Kanu 过来跟我讲，有一个乳腺病人，让我看看。我说好。他带Aminata 到我的门诊，我给Aminata 作了检查，发现她右侧乳腺一个巨大的肿块。我决定给她做手术。当完善了术前准备后，很快我和Kanu院长一起给她施行了右侧乳腺肿瘤切除术。手术很成功，术后也恢复良好。Aminata定期来我这里复查，每次来她都很高兴，每次来都说Doctor David, thank you very much.
Wish illness stay away from the sierra people forever
Duan Lun xi ( Dr David)
Today, Aminata came to see me again at the outpatient clinic. She is very happy because the tumor on her breast has been removed and she is recovering well.
As a medical specialist in the 20th China Medical Team, I began work at the Sierra leone - China friendship hospital from June 2018. I am a general surgeon. Just a few days after I started work, Dr. Kanu came over to tell me that there was a patient who have breast lump, so wish I can help her. Aminata was brought to my clinic, and I found a huge lump in her right breast. She need an operation as soon as possible. When the preoperative preparation was complete, I and Dr Kanu performed a right mammary lumpectomy for Aminata. The operation was successful and Aminata recovered very well. Aminata followed -up regularly. She was always happy, Every time she came, she said: Doctor David, thank you very much!
Over the past year, more than 1,000 patients of general surgery were treated in the outpatient clinic, most of them were patients with hernia, breast and thyroid tumors, gastrointestinal tumors, abdominal tumors, and various infections. About 70 operations were completed throughout the year. Every time I see a patient recovering well, I feel very happy.
There also have been some regrets this year. Medical resources was so poor in Sierra leone, there are many heart-wrenching cases. For example, there was a patient who had an infection caused by an intra-muscular injection in the buttocks at the local clinic. Although we did debridement, the infection was so severe that the patient died. It was terrible. In sierra leone, a lot of hospitals did not have enough sterilizing material, so some patients do not have their skin sterilized before injections. Therefore, I often see cases of abscess formation at the injection site caused by injection. There are many other cases that are easy to deal with if in China, but these patients can not be cured because of shortage of equipment and supplies medical resources. It was very painful and sad.
I hope that in the near future, through the hard work of sierra leone people and the help from China, there will have high-speed economic development just like China. The people here can get timely and effective treatment. All of the people can have a happy and healthy life; never suffering from the pain and illness again.