PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – The death of a three-year old U.S. citizen has enraged officials at the National Palace including the president. The child was rushed to the hospital after getting a quenette, small round fruit, stuck in his throat. The public hospital neither had a knife and intracath to handle the case.
The tragic death plunges into utter desolation the family of the child, who was born in the United States, and died of suffocation in Haiti’s hospital. They and others believe it is the irresponsibility of the State in supplying medical centers are at blame. At the same time, the surgery of a pregnant woman is being received with disgust and outrage.
A c-section was done done in the dark for a loss of electricity. Doctors used light from their cell phones for the operation and the newborn was injured by a scalpel. At the time of childbirth a scar was on its face and many believe the worst was escaped.
Both cases have denied that government authorities who raised the possibility that all arrangements had been made for the reopening of public hospitals after a four-month strike. In fact, the problem remains. Minister Dr Daphnée D. Benoît Delsoin, sister of the private secretary of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, does not feel up to it.
Jocelerme Privert occupying by force the National Palace since June 14, had preferred uttering threats of dismissal to medical residents instead of finding a consensual agreement. His attempt to brutally to reopen the HUEH, general hospital, without giving personal satisfaction striker is far from healing the wounds. Applications for medical devices and better working conditions are and remain the same.