Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Trouble in Christianville (Leogane)

This is from the Christianville clinic at 9 a.m. this morning:

"Please pray for us today. There have been widespread rioting in Haiti as well as all major and many minor roads blocked with burning tires, broken glass, etc. Yesterday, there were armed men at the gas station so that no one could fill up. The demonstrations all broke up around 4-5 pm so we were able to get a gravely ill man to Port au Prince after that and fortunately fill our gas tank which was near empty.

There is no diesel for the generator today so unless God provides a miracle we may not have electric in the clinic.

We had no docs yesterday because they live in Port and could not get through. We had 4 other patients besides the one that should have been hospitalized but were unable to. One motorcycle accident included in that bunch. We worked late and finally got all but 5 seen. T.M. arrived here to go to Jacmel early this AM but the roads were all blocked by 6:30 AM. So she will be joining us in the clinic today.

This morning we have a woman in active labor at the clinic awaiting us because her car was bombarded by rocks when she tried to get to the hospital.

Things should clear up tomorrow as the nation really cannot afford to not work for many more days.

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