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Haiti - DR : Nearly 8 billion pesos in hospital care and services for Haitians
02/08/2017 09:15:26

Haiti - DR : Nearly 8 billion pesos in hospital care and services for Haitians
On the sidelines of a conference on "The Process of Transforming the Health System of the Dominican Republic", the Director of the National Health Service, Nelson Rodríguez Monegro, in reference to the issue of health care for Haitians in Dominican territory, argued that the epidemiological conditions in Haiti have a negative impact on the health indicators of the Dominican Republic among others in the HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria...

He revealed that during the year 2016, health care costs for Haitian nationals amounted to more than 3 billion pesos for the Dominican Government.

Concerning the Haitian women who come to give birth in Dominican territory he indicated that this aspect alone cost almost 5 billion pesos additional per year https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21014-haiti-dr-more-than-5-billion-pesos-for-the-delivery-of-women-from-haiti.html or with other health care to Haitian nationals, a total annual costs of nearly $ 170 million... supported by the Dominicans...

In addition, he points out that 80-90% of births in public hospitals and state health centers in the border region are of Haitian origin. He explains that some Haitians come to the Dominican Republic where they give birth free of charge in most cases, because the cost of transportation to come is lower than the cost of childbirth in Haiti, even by using the networks of smugglers...

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https://www.haitilibre.com/article-21014-haiti-rd-plus-de-5-milliards-de-pesos-pour-l-accouchement-de-femmes-venues-d-haiti.html

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