Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Well...it is official...our reputation for quality medication and quality services is getting out there. We had a family come to clinic today to treat their 9 month old son. To see a pediatric specialist is about $25 dollars, which for most people is more than their daily wage. We charge a nominal $2.50 to be seen. Then, if medication is required, depending on the type, even good 'ol run-of-the-mill amoxicillin, other pharmacies will charge $8.00 for that, much less if the child needs Tylenol, or anything else, that incures additional charges. In otherwords, a trip to the pediatrician with antibiotics will cost $40 -$50 dollars...now we are talking two days wage or more. For medication our clinic charges $1.00, and that is not per medication, that is for ALL of their medication. So, an average trip to the pediatrician at our clinic will cost a nominal $3.50. It is no wonder our good reputation of quality has gone near and far. As of yesterday, our farthest traveled person came from the island off the coast, Roatan. A good 1 1/2 hours by boat then another 1 1/2 hours by bus to get to our clinic. As of today, we just saw a family that came all this way from the city that neighbors Guatemala called Santa Rosa de Copan, more than 200 miles from La Ceiba. They started their treck yesterday so they could arrive today, early, to be seen. Pictured here is the mom with her little boy. The other three are not in this picture.