Hôpital L’Eglise de Dieu Réformée COVID-19 Response

Haiti Coronavirus Pandemic

SATURDAY | September 18, 2020

Hôpital L’Eglise de Dieu Réformée COVID-19 Response

Although the positive cases of COVID in Haiti are mostly seen in the Port au Prince area, we are continuing to see a few cases in the area served by the hospital. While still small, the number of COVID patients at HEDR is increasing as well. We continue to enforce personal protection protocols and social distancing as possible in our environment. 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 the world learns more about treatment and prevention of this virus, we pray for wisdom and discernment as Hôpital L’Eglise de Dieu Réformée strives to do what is best for our patients.