The United States has donated four field hospitals to Haiti, according to Port-au-Prince-based radio station Metropole. The official handover ceremony of the hospitals was held on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Civil Protection Administration in Tabarre, a suburb of the capital.
“With this donation, the mobile hospitals will support the health systems of communities if they are overwhelmed by cases of illnesses like COVID-19 or other scenarios of mass injury, like the August 14, 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit southwestern Haiti,” said U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Michele J. Sison.
The field hospitals were purchased as part of the U.S. military’s ongoing COVID-19 assistance to countries in the Americas and the Caribbean. Each field hospital can accommodate up to 40 patients. Read more
Ridiculous! I just returned from Haiti where I served residents I Camp Perrin, an area hardly it by the earthquake. I was told that not a single Haitian government official or international aid worker has shown up! But a hand over ceremony was deemed appropriate. Folks, just like after the 2010 quake, most of the assistance DOES NOT make it to those who truly need it. The rich get richer and the poor survive….somehow. By the way, although I did not wear a mask, I did not contract COVID.
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