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iciHaiti - Health : 85% of deliveries at the Melenciano de Jimaní hospital were Haitian women
24/11/2022 10:14:16

iciHaiti - Health : 85% of deliveries at the Melenciano de Jimaní hospital were Haitian women
For the first 3 weeks of November, 35 deliveries were carried out at the General Hospital of Melenciano in Jimaní (Province of Independencia), of which 85% were women referred from Haiti.

This was revealed by the Minister of Public Health, Daniel Rivera, who said that all cases were referred by health centers in Haiti, stressing that this is an illegal practice, but that for humanitarian reasons, these women were treated in a Dominican hospital.

The Minister declared that he had proof of the referrals of pregnant women from Haiti to the Dominican Republic but that he had deemed it "delicate" to refuse because "between the two Nations there must be a solution."

He pointed out that another of the problems is that the maternal and neonatal mortality rate is high among Haitian pregnant women, because they do not have medical records and are not properly monitored during their pregnancy in addition to suffering often various diseases that must also be treated for the health of the mother and child...

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