We’ll only be a few minutes, just enough time for a sip of hot coffee, or jebena as it’s called here, named after the ceramic cup which it is made and kept hot in.
“Here I have the protocols I want, the communication I want, the tools I want. Everything that I believe every healthcare system should have: it’s here.”
Manhail is an intensive care nurse and team leader. She has been working at the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery ever since it opened, and has shaped the hospital with her expertise, just as it has shaped her.
“EMERGENCY means everything to me. It saves my people’s lives, so EMERGENCY is my life. And that’s what I felt on the very first day I had a look around. I understood that this was meant to be my place.”
With the right planning, with the right resources, and with incredible staff like Manhail, free, sustainable, quality healthcare is always possible.