Health November 24, 2022 | 8:00 am

Hospital expenses for the care of Haitian patients amount to RD$10 billion

Daniel Rivera, the Minister of Public Health, confirmed on Wednesday that hospital care for patients of Haitian origin consumes 14% of the portfolio’s total hospital resources. Rivera estimates that the total investment in Haitian patients will be around 10 billion pesos by the end of 2022. “According to our planning, it is estimated, if there is no variation, that there will be 10 billion this year.” says Dr. Mario Lama of the National Health Service (SNS),  “the pressure of the occupation of the general hospitals total 14% of the resources for Haitian patients,” the official said.

Although the maternity sector receives the most funding, approximately six billion pesos, the doctor emphasized that it is not only parturients and children who require neonatal care, but also patients with HIV, cancer, and those injured in fights or traffic accidents, among other circumstances.

Rivera’s 14% figure refers to the sum of the Public Health budget (8,300 million) and the SNS budget (75,000 million), which totals 83,300 million. The health sector’s overall budget is 123 billion pesos.

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Ramon Garcia
November 24, 2022 8:25 am

This facts will never make to the US media because it goes against their narrative.

bernie sierra
November 24, 2022 1:23 pm
Reply to  Ramon Garcia

You are absolutely correct. Screw the US. They products from forced labor countries like China and many countries in Africa.

November 24, 2022 4:30 pm

let the unicef ,un and the rest of demagogues flip the bill …but they are talking on our expense …