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Haiti - Carnival of Flowers 2013 : Nearly 1,100 people received care...
01/08/2013 11:38:53

Haiti - Carnival of Flowers 2013 : Nearly 1,100 people received care...
During the 3 days of the 2nd Edition of the Carnival of Flowers 2013, about 1,000 people visited the first aid stations established on the carnival parade route, to receive care that their condition required, for ailments, accidents or various minor injuries. 253 people were received care at the booth of Emergency Care of the First Lady, Sophia Martelly.

Nearly a hundred people 100 [partial assessment] have been taken to the Hospital of the State University of Haiti or the University Hospital la Paix, victims of throwing stones, of bottles, injuries with knives or fights. Moreover, the police authorities report 6 wounded by gunfire on the last day of Carnival. Two victims are to be deplored during the carnival festivities, a fatal fall Sunday evening, and a gunshot victim Tuesday.

Frantz Lerrebours, the spokesman of the National Police said he was satisfied with the work of police and congratulated the organizers of the Carnival to have complied with the safety regulations.

For her part, Sophia Martelly, warmly commended the volunteers of Health who, to care in emergency people in difficulty (fainting, asthma and minor injuries), have stepped up their efforts during the three days of the Carnival of Flowers, held on 28, 29 and July 30 in Port-au-Prince, on the theme "Yon Ayisyen yon pye bwa".

Mrs. Martelly expressed its thanks, especially the Office of National Insurance, Labour and Maternity (OFATMA) to the 17 doctors and 10 nurses, paramedics, stretcher bearers, and to all the other volunteers who, through their professionalism, knew provides first aid to victims transported to the booth of Emergency Care. During the three days, 253 people, including 108 on the last day, were helped in emergency on the booth of the First Lady, located near that of the Presidency on the Avenue of the Republic "I thank and congratulate generally the Haitian people who participated and kept exemplary behavior during the three days of Carnival Flowers. I congratulate in a special way the medical staff who stoned to meet the demands of the time. Many people would have succumbed following a seizure on the course without the diligence of medical actors."

Cases requiring major medical intervention were transferred to appropriate hospitals as the State University Hospital of Haiti and the University Hospital la Paix. Despite the difficulties encountered in transporting the injured, volunteers, with the support of revelers, arrived to save many lives.

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