Mafia traffics Haitians for births in Dominican hospitals
Santiago.- A local mafia traffics with pregnant Haitian women who’re taken to Dominican hospitals, especially Santiago’s Cabral y Báez, Santiago deputy Demostenes Martinez Monday revealed night.
“What’s coming across the border has no comparison, it’s an established mafia to cross people from Haiti, to allow entry of these people without any limitation,” said lower Chamber Judiciary Committee chairman and deputy of the ruling PLD party.
The lawmaker responded to the separate requests by Public Health minister Altagracia Guzman and Dominican Medical Association (CMD) president Peter Sing that the authorities put a halt to the entry of thousands of maternity cases which come to the country for natal care.
Senator Reinaldo Pared was the first sound the alarm in an interview in Washington, where he affirmed that Dominican taxpayers foot the bill RD$5.0 billion bill spent on women who come from Haiti just to give birth in hospitals.
Martinez said Cabral y Baez hospital officials revealed that Haitian women account for 26 percent of deliveries. “It’s worse than that, 100% of the funds is spent on that 26% of the 74 percent used for Dominicans and other nationals, because Haitian women in labor are malnourished and have never had an injection or a medical history of any kind and lack of nutrients.”
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