Rural Hospital Gets Protected  

Honduran Clinic Protected from Bacteria, Mold, and Mildew 

The BTG team was given the opportunity to travel abroad with an engineering team to complete projects for a community. One projects the community asked for was the repainting of the local clinic.

The clinic is run by two nurses and they are the only clinic in town. The clinic has a patio waiting area, medicine cabinet, operating room, and other rooms used for visitation and file storage.  When we arrived the entire building was a bright lime green from their previous "non-clinic" days. Both nurses requested a neutral color and for BTG to use the antimoicobial product in the paint. 

The BTG team estimated the amount of paint going to be used to cover the 5 rooms and patio area within the clinic. Before leaving the country the team made enough paint additive for the quantity and proper effectiveness required for the humid climate of Honduras and the addition subspeciality of a hospital. The paint additive was easily packaged and put into carrying on baggage due to its safe ingredients list. 

Day 1

The walls of the clinic were prepared for painting by getting dusted and washed from any particulate. The latex paint was purchased from the hardware store in town and then the additive was easily incorporated before painting began. 

 

 

The BTG team estimated the amount of paint going to be used to cover the 5 rooms and patio area within the clinic. Before leaving the country the team made enough paint additive for the quantity and proper effectiveness required for the humid climate of Honduras and the addition subspeciality of a hospital. The paint additive was easily packaged and put into carrying on baggage due to its safe ingredients list. 

 

 

 

Incorporating paint additive

Painting in the operating room

Washing the walls of all particulate

Day 1: Move in day 

BTG Team and the clinic's nurses