PORT-AU-PRINCE — A weeks-long strike by doctors at Haiti’s public hospital that began in January has led Haiti’s University Hospital (HUEH) officials to clear its facilities of patients. Facing a carnival period that usually brings a rise in injuries, officials plan to divert injured revelers to other care facilities.
“The hospital has had no patients since January,” said Yveline Michel, a medical resident and strike organizer, during a Feb. 18 phone interview with The Haitian Times.
Haiti’s University Hospital, HUEH, has been closed for two months and is unable to provide care during carnival festivities, a period that sees a rise in medical emergencies.
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