The situation at Sanatorium Hospital has become critical due to the growing threat of armed gangs in Carrefour-Feuilles, Haiti. This medical institution, which has long served the local population, is now abandoned by patients, creating a major risk of tuberculosis spreading in the region.
The hospital’s medical director sounds the alarm and calls for help, while the facility’s officials implore the armed gangs to preserve this vital asset. For several years, Sanatorium Hospital has been an essential pillar for the Carrefour-Feuilles community and the surrounding areas. It has treated thousands of patients, providing essential medical care, especially for those suffering from tuberculosis, a potentially deadly infectious disease. However, in recent times, the rise of armed gangs has plunged this medical facility into a critical situation.
Patients, fearing for their safety, have fled in large numbers, leaving behind empty hospital beds and deserted treatment rooms. Dr. Jean-Pierre Lambert, the medical director of Sanatorium Hospital, has expressed concern about the possible spread of tuberculosis in the region in the absence of proper medical care. He emphasized that many tuberculosis patients rely on the medications provided by the hospital to fight the disease. Without these medications, their health will deteriorate rapidly, putting their lives at risk and increasing the likelihood of disease transmission to other community members.