We have a 26 year old man coming in with an infected swollen right leg and having a fever. He is a victim of the earthquake with the last 2 toes amputated. Problem now is he has an open wound in his big and second toes, being neglected for a long time without medical treatment.
In a poor country, anything unfortunate can happen. We had a 15% burn adult patient died today due to septicaemia. His condition is not that bad and had skin graft done already. But he deteriorated quickly in one day and died despite our effort to save him.
We have moved to a newly open hospital, which is solely run by MSF. It’s a new centre for post-operative care in the Sarthe area of Port-au-Prince. All trauma patients from MSF centres in Martissant, Cite Soleil and Chancerelle have been referred to this 180-bed facility.
Just would like to share more about the aftershocks.
Last night there was aftershock again. The pregnant women escaped from the wards again. And there was ONE DELIVER DURING THE RUNNING!!!
The baby was premature, but he is alive after resuscitation.