"Residents and interns can not come, so it was very difficult for us, as for all other hospitals, to function normally," Dr. Louis Charles, Sanatorium's medical director.
During these three weeks when the traffic was at a standstill, he admits having moved himself to come and do thoracentesis for patients who could not wait.
Inpatient cases in the sanatorium hospital are high-risk cases because of the transmissibility, the duration of treatment and the fragility of the patients. A single day of paralysis can cost the lives of many patients with asthma attacks, pleural effusions and other lung conditions requiring emergency intervention.
"For patients living with HIV / AIDS placed under antiretrovirals, we still have available medicines, but we are almost out of stock of anti-tuberculosis necessary for the care of those who suffer from tuberculosis" Dr. Louis Charles is sorry.
Never mind, some patients can not move to come take the drugs with all the consequences that it can cause for them and their families.
Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, Dr. Louis Charles says he is in talks with doctors to see how much they can get to the hospital during the lulls in order to give patients the best of luck.
Earlier this week, Unicef donated 51,360 gallons of diesel and 521 60-liter oxygen cylinders for the operation of 29 hospitals affected by socio-political unrest.
These donations are often directed to emergency departments, while those who are hospitalized for chronic diseases are also becoming emergencies that should not be forgotten.