Hôpital L’Eglise de Dieu Réformée COVID-19 Response

Haiti Coronavirus Pandemic

WEDNESDAY | September 23, 2020

Hôpital L’Eglise de Dieu Réformée COVID-19 Response

Since mid-July, the number of + CoViD cases confirmed at HEDR has been one (1). With the number of positive CoViD cases lower than expected, we have modified our response, while continuing to be vigilant of the potential threat of worsening infection rates. Each patient presenting for treatment at the hospital is required to wear a mask and to wash their hands upon arrival. Patients are asked to wait outside on benches, and the number inside at one time is monitored and limited. Any suspected case is kept apart from the general populous until tested for antibodies and then will be referred to Port au Prince for more definitive testing and treatment.
The entire staff at the hospital is asked to distance from all patients not being treated currently by them, and each staff member is required to don at least a mask and gloves and gowns, head covers, and shoe covers are also available as the patient and procedure dictates.
The situation continues to be monitored closely and the hospital’s response can be altered quickly to fit the situation. As of now, we are thankful for the decrease in COViD cases and continue to be prepared to respond as necessary.