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    According to the posted article, some Puerto Rican doctors working in the DR and Haiti are in deep trouble and probably lose their licenses because they were fotographed drinking, etc. No doubt some of it was in bad taste but the fact that some of these guys will lose their jobs and careers is overboard. By all accounts these guys did excellent work no doubt pro bono.

    I hope this doesn't affect the amount of volunteers that wan't to come to the DR/Haiti to help. We shouldn't or expect all of the aid workers to walk around with a somber look on their face all of the time, in spite of the tragedy around them.

    Photos of drinking, grinning aid mission doctors cause uproar - CNN.com

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    they probably needed a drink - the things that they see everyday.

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    Doctors are well-known for macabre humour, and as jrhartley says it's easy to understand why. The error of judgement here was to post the photos on a public site.

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    a lot of the haitian victims were also smiling on a lot of the film footage used in cnn , although Im sure they werent particularly happy- its what people do when there is a camera around

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    Agree with the comments.

    If they had sent the pcitures first to CNN rather than Facebook prehaps the headlines would have been different.

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    Looks like some of the Dominican military are being investigated for lending their weapons to the doctors for the photo - that pic is here:
    Ordenan investigación sobre incidente de fotografías de soldados del EN

    The other thing which doesn't appear to have caused 'outrage' yet is the suspension of medical evacuation flights last Wednesday:

    US suspends medical evacuations from Haiti

    U.S. suspends Haitian medical flights as Florida hospitals run short of capacity

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    The biggest outrage in the Dominican community about those photos are the kind of weapons those guardias are carrying. Low level shotguns carried by military personnel is not a good sign.

    About the doctors being ripped to death by the media, they have provided 100X the amount of help than any of those self-righteous journalists and media corporations. Being surrounded by death in all fronts 24/7 can be really stressing, they deserve the slack. Maybe without those relaxation times they would have provided a worse service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambada View Post
    Looks like some of the Dominican military are being investigated for lending their weapons to the doctors for the photo - that pic is here:
    Ordenan investigación sobre incidente de fotografías de soldados del EN

    The other thing which doesn't appear to have caused 'outrage' yet is the suspension of medical evacuation flights last Wednesday:

    US suspends medical evacuations from Haiti

    U.S. suspends Haitian medical flights as Florida hospitals run short of capacity
    These flights were stopped for all non American citizens as Florida hospitals are nearing capacity and nobody has taken the responsibility of paying for this care. Undoubtedly it fall upon the American taxpayer. Perhaps monies raised from the big telethon can be used for this purpose and help defray the cost of this care. Just as an aside these flights out continue for citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
    These flights were stopped for all non American citizens as Florida hospitals are nearing capacity and nobody has taken the responsibility of paying for this care. Undoubtedly it fall upon the American taxpayer. Perhaps monies raised from the big telethon can be used for this purpose and help defray the cost of this care. Just as an aside these flights out continue for citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States.
    Hm, maybe the DR should do the same since there is even less money in the DR than in the US for these type of things. Oh wait, that would mean heavy criticism from the NGOs, media source, and the anti-Dominican crowd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Hm, maybe the DR should do the same since there is even less money in the DR than in the US for these type of things. Oh wait, that would mean heavy criticism from the NGOs, media source, and the anti-Dominican crowd.


    As NALs knows, The Dominicans have more class than that, fortunately.
    Anyone who suggests that would ever happen is truly anti-Dominican in my view.

    Tragically, you can fairly accurately price up a human life.
    For example, we took out public liability insurance in Haiti last year for a civil project we did on the streets of Petionville.
    According to the broker we bought more than adequate cover.

    The policy was designed to pay out more for accidentally damaging a vehicle than for accidentally killing somebody.

    Why am I not surprised?

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