When Haiti Called, Cuba Answered: Cuba Opens Third Field Hospital in Carrefour

Posted on January 23, 2010

Cuba Opens Third Field Hospital in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Jan 22 (acn) A Third Cuban Field Hospital was opened on Friday in Carrefour,
southwest of this capital.
   The previous ones were raised at Leogane, at the same western department the city belongs
to, and at Jacmel, in the southeast.
   A fourth one will be placed at Croix de Bouquet, another area equally hit by the earthquake.
   Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are still camping out at squares, parks, sports fields,
and other open air places, some because they have lost their homes and properties and others
for fear of the constant aftershocks, while hundreds of others have travelled to Fort Liberte
(north of the country).
   On Thursday, more wounded people arrived to the Cuban medical posts at Delmas 33, in Ofatma
and at the center of Renaissance –guided to the latter by US troops controlling the access of
vehicles transporting victims.
   Maxime Roumer, member of the Haitian-Cuban Friendship Association and also a senator of the
Republic of Haiti, said that the cooperation being received from Cuba, Venezuela and other
countries from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas constitutes a real example of
fraternity and human solidarity, which he deeply appreciates.
   Big boxes and containers with essential items are still at the Toussaint Loverture
International Airport, closely guarded by US soldiers, which have occupied the air terminal.


Instala Cuba tercer hospital de campaña en Haiti

Cuban News Agency