As demonstrations and protests continue in Port-au-Prince and across Haiti in response to election results announced Tuesday night, Project Medishare is taking every possible precaution to keep our patients, volunteers and local staff safe.
At Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare, the hospital administers have activated our emergency plan. We have secured our hospital, therefore our volunteers are not allowed to leave the hospital for any reason, including patient transfers. At this time, the airport is closed.
Should a patient need to be transferred, we have a team performing transfers as ambulances are allowed to move through the streets. In addition, a team of nurses is preparing medical volunteers and staff in the event HBMPM experiences a surge of trauma cases. At this time we have not had any cases out of the ordinary.
We will continue to provide updates from our team in Haiti.