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In Haiti, where to go after receiving a bullet?
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:26:49 PM GMT+0000
In this climate of insecurity, where daily reports of heavily armed gangs battling with police are making headlines, it is important to know how to respond to traumatic wounds.
"To my knowledge, there is not a hospital specializing in the management of traumatic emergencies in Haiti following the closure of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma center. But the Bernard Mevs hospital, the university hospitals, including the hospital of the State University of Haiti (HUEH), the University Hospital La Paix and the OFATMA have the capacity and the logistics to make a the case of road accidents and gunshot wounds ... ", said Dr. Marc Edson Augustin, President of the Fondation Saint-Luc, an institution that led a study on the availability of emergency beds in the country.