A bomb blast, with a patient whose leg has been blown off, provides the training scenario for medics at St Mary’s Hospital in London. This is Virtual Reality training to help medical staff learn how to cope in a major incident. A virtual resuscitation room shows multiple patients all needing emergency treatment at the same time.
Over 5,000 people have died of cholera in Haiti and half a million have fallen ill. A cholera treatment centre with 25 beds is bulging at the seams with patients being forced to share a bed. Poor sanitation is fueling the disease outbreak and the government is now building its first ever sewage treatment centre.
Dr Ayodyha Wataliyadda, a paediatric doctor from Sri Lanka, is furthering her medical career with a two-year placement in Yorkshire, England. She has signed a bond that for every year spent in the UK, she will work for at least four years back in her home country.