The health clinic is in the center of town near the mayor's
office. While doctors continue to live and "work" in Vurpar
there is very little that they can do to improve
local health. They only have a building, it is without
basic equipment and fundamental supplies.
The clinic is a shell. After the fall of communism supply
shipments ended, old equipment broke down and there were
no parts or replacements sent from Bucuresti. There are
literally no bandages, no needles, no iodine, no nothing!
The problem is simple: everything now costs money and no
one in Vurpar can pay.
Although the building is in good shape the quality of health
care in Vurpar depends upon luck: luck that you stay healthy,
that injuries are minor and that germs don't spread...otherwise,
your luck may run out.
Health care in Vurpar has retreated one hundred years. Not
only is health care lacking, but preventive medicine has
fallen even farther behind.
Nearly everything is gone. No equipment, no supplies. Dental
care in Vurpar is rudimentary and painful as a result. A generation
that should have looked forward to keeping their teeth for
life suffers decay and disease as if the benefits of fluoride
had never been discovered.
The shelves are as clean as the tile walls. Can
donations payable to:
Project, St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church,
% Jim Sack
West Rudisill Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46807.
a tax deductible donation!