Haiti - Doctors at Hospital General Leave a Journalist to Die because they're on Stike

The Haitian media is pissed off after one of their own was left to die on the floor at Hospital General... Doctors were on strike and they wouldn't touch him...

PHOTO: Haiti - Jefferson Michel Casseus
PHOTO: Haiti - Jefferson Michel Casseus

KREYOL: Haiti - TOUT Jounalis Fache... Doktè Lopital General kite yon Jounalis MOURI atè a paske yo nan Grève... 2 heures de temps, misye rete ate lopital la, yo ma mande l kisa l pot pou vann jouk li mouri... Kisa ou panse de sa???

Jefferson Michel Casseus, a journalist for Haiti's National Television station TNH, was rushed to Hospital General in Port-au-Prince after he suffered severe trauma from a traffic accident.

Tamara Orion, a journalist for Radio Signal FM, was heated in her daily program Haiti Aujourd'hui.

How can these doctors let the journalist die when it is us they call when they are on strike and need the media to get their message across, Tamara wondered.

The doctor knew Jefferson was a journalist, she said, because there were other fellow journalist who accompanied him, including his information director.

"I would accept his death with an IV in his arms at least," Tamara said, "But for him to die on the floor after lying on the floor unattended for over two hours..."

What do you think about that?

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Victor says...

Tamara I understand you have a lot of emotion going on, I feel very sad To see how people's life is meaningless.

I would like to tell only that should not happen to nobody I don't care it was a reporter or someone with no identity.

considering the situation do you think that doctors should be the one to blame or we need to go first to the bottom, remember every act leads to

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Simpson Stfort says...

Mesye dam fok nou gade ni aksyon an ni koz la. mwen dako ke dokte yo pat sipoze kite pesonn moun mouri pou mank de swen, a koz de seman e angajman ke yo te pran;men fok nou chache rasin pwoblem yo tou. si anpil nan dirijan ki ni nan leta oubyen nan sekte prive yo te ayisyen tout bon, yo te renmen peyi yo e yo tap fe travay yo jan yo te sipoze fel, Ayiti tap miyo, peye taks, peye anplwaye, respekte la lwa, sispan pran avantaj youn sou lot, investi nan elektrisite, sante, edikasyon, agrikilti mete moun nan pozisyon a koz de konpetans yo, pa paske yo se zanmiw oubyen ou vann yo yon pozisyon.

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Darwin says...

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi on insiste sur le fait que c'est un journaliste...Cela n'aurait pas dû arriver à qui que ce soit. Point! Qu'il s'agisse de Ti Mamoun, de Ti Joël ou de Jefferson ils doivent recevoir des soins.

Mes condoléances à la famille éplorée. Etant médecin, je ne peux que déplorer cet état de

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Wislet Andre says...

Nou nan yn peyi malheureuzman sa poun defann yo nou pa janm fel e le plus souvan se dokte ki pote chaj la..m n panse si gen yn analiz nou ka fe ee pa nan sans sa a li tap oryantel e se paske jan nap pale la a se knsa n t tj pale kife sa pa chanje deja, nou pa knn poze tet nou kesyn pafwa koman lopital la knn pa mem gen gan pou medsen yo sevi se le yn moun viktim epi nou bay dokte pot chaj la komsi se yn bann kriminel m nm poko janm tande kesyn sa a poze kote defwa pa gen kouran anpeche sal bn operasyn fnksyone kote defwa se medsen yo ki achte materyel pou sove moun ak pwop mwayen pa yo sa knn rive ke nou poze tet nou kesyn poukisa souvan lopital la pa gen dlo pou moun sevi sa fem mal paske se knsa nou reflechi e sa fem mal tou paske mem medsen an pa gen garanti sil gen yn pwoblem ke sevis la yo ap fnksyonel a koz tout pwoblem sa yo ke nap rankntre ...mwen rnmen nou anpil e si n reflechi yn lot jan e si n cheche vre problem yo nap gen solisyn...budget de la sante dans le budget national?

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Fabiola says...

We need a better country with more human beings.

These doctors are heartless, cold blooded murderers and inhuman.

Which I could revoke their licence and put them in jail for failing to provide care as they should.

They aren't doctors.

I'm not sure what they are

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Moise Sou Facebook says...

Mwen te konn blame yon bann moun lè yo kite ayiti yo toujou pè retounen ale fè yon ti rilaks mwen wè poukisa konnye a kòm se peyi mwen mwen bouche nen m mwen bwè dlo santi a Kòman ayisyen sa yo pran vi moun

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Johny Sou Facebook says...

That's fucked

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Dynord Sou Facebook says...

elas peyi nou an rele Ayiti nou lage tankou pil kabrit nan savann nou gen otorite sou tet nou se le gen negosyasyon gwo lajan

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Dynord Sou Facebook says...

tout dokte sa yo merite anpil kout baton se sak fe le yo rive yon lot kote yo pa gade yo kom dokte

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Ana says...

As a professional and a nurse educator, I strongly condemn the actions of these doctors.

They violated the Hyppocrates oath, which is sacred.

They should no longer practice

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