October 4, 2010

ER: Honduran style

Patients being treated at Mario Rivas Hospital emergency room
Photo: La Prensa, Honduras

Two weeks ago, there was a car accident caused by a young drunk driver in which 10 people were injured and taken to one of the largest hospital emergency rooms in Honduras — Mario Rivas Catarina in San Pedro Sula, the same public hospital where Arexy's baby died. The photo above shows how the hospital is equipped for emergencies. Two of the patients died.

The good news is that the hospital apparently had IV fluid on hand this time; the bad news is that the IV bags are lying on the floor next to the patients.

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