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Haitian children are 25% of patients at Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital

25% of the children treated at the leading children’s hospital in Santo Domingo are Haitians, many of whom are residents in the country. However, many of the babies delivered by their mothers at the hospital had traveled from Haiti late in their pregnancies to give birth in the Dominican Republic.

The director of the Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital, Dr. Ricardo Elías Melgen, said on a TV talk show Detalle Semanal on Teleradio America, that most of the children arrive with serious health problems and add to the country’s child mortality rate. He said that Haitian babies occupy most of the care given in the intensive care unit of the hospital.

Melgen said the hospital admits around 1,200 patients every month, and offers 800-1,000 consultations per day. Some 100-120 emergencies are received at the hospital every day. He said the hospital has 350 beds. However, frequently the number of patients outstrips the hospital’s facilities. Melgen said the hospitals cares for a large number of patients suffering from cancer, leukemia, tumors, among others.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Sep 22, 2017

Category: DR News |

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