Corrine Cao brought equipment from MedAID on her 6th Year medical elective trip in Spring 2017. She distributed a range of supplies to Grace Medical Services in Kunming, China, including slings, casts, foam dressings, hand drills and drapes for use in the clinic’s minor surgery unit.
She observed the equipment being used in a range of medical situations, including cases of contracture release in burns and amputations and one especially moving case where a young girl with osteomyelitis was extremely grateful to receive a cast walker boot.
“MedAID is a great way of recycling unused equipment from our hospitals to other facilities that require them more. This minimises waste and also ensures the sustainability of other health institutions that do not receive as much financial support.”