As you know, I arrived Tuesday evening and went to SIRC first thing Wednesday morning, and it has been non-stop since. The place is a hive of activity.
From what I can gather, there are about 70 patients at the centre at the moment, the remaining 130 or so patients who arrived immediately after the earthquakes, have mostly completed their three to six month rehabilitation. Some have been fortunate enough to regain their ability to walk, others have not been so lucky. Those whose homes are still intact, have gone home. Those whose homes are no longer, are staying in a newly-built step-down facility constructed on the SIRC grounds by Médecins Sans Frontières.
By step-down facility I mean an environment that allows ex-patients to continue to receive daily physio and other therapies as well as providing an opportunity to reintegrate back into daily life with the skills they need to…
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