Why do Haiti medical labs charge so much more for their services?

I just met a Haitian woman who paid over $300 us for some medical tests because of some headaches she's been having. Unsatisfied with the results she decided to go to the neighboring Dominican Republic where she took the same tests for 2000+ pesos, a little bit over $50 US.

David Malebranche and Sanjay Gupta

Medical laboratories in the capital of Haiti charge so much more for their services that it is ridiculous.

I am sure you will agree with me that $300 US he's a whole lot more money than $50 US. It is almost like these people know the majority of Haitians do not have access to leave the country and seek medical treatment elsewhere. So they charge you whatever price they want because you have no other option.

What do you think about that?

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Jonathan Actually 2000 pesos is less than 50 us Is 45 us and she paid that coz she s not a resident in dominican republic if she was it will be 50% off. Is a... see more
Reply · August 04 at 2:29 PM
Ghislaine Decayette This is f....g ridiculous!! Well are they charging their family members the same amount too?? For a country that doesn't have decent housing for the... see more
Reply · August 04 at 1:27 PM
Mauclair Simon It is a very sad situation in Haiti. Some medical facilities prey on the most vulnerable to align their pockets. RE: Why do Haiti medical labs... see more
Reply · August 04 at 9:45 AM
Mauclair Simon It is a very sad situation in Haiti. Some medical facilities prey on the most vulnerable to align their pockets. RE: Why do Haiti medical labs... see more
Reply · August 04 at 9:45 AM

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