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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    Because of the amount of carnage that goes through that emergency room.

    DC is the main public hospital for traumatic injuries.

    And to be fair, the pictured Frank posted was back when they were remodeling.
    I am wondering why is there more carnage or traumatic injury in DR than lets say the USA or Canada ?

    I have been more than once in ER here in the US, but never seen anything traumatic. If anything I was wondering why some of the people came to the ER. Come to think of it, someone with serious trauma would get there through ambulance and not through the main entrance, not sure....

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    A reason for some of the traumatic injuries. Stupid is as stupid does. There is a lot of stupid.

    https://www.adventuresportsnetwork.c...epublic-video/


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    Quote Originally Posted by frank recktenwald View Post
    Five years ago I posted a thread about the "great" hospitals in the DR.
    Here some pictures that I took in the Dario Contreras hospital.



    These pics might have been taken before remodeling, but I have seen pics from other public hospitals that are just like that and there are plenty of public hospitals throughout the country that still look like that. We have some posters here who sound like they would have no reservations about going to one. Apparently, they've never been to one. And then they want to know about "systems" and "protocols".

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    Today’s DR1 news:

    Wreckage recovered from sea in New York tourist tragedy
    The ingenuity and brevity of a native fisherman Alison de los Santos made possible that the wreckage of a small car sunken in the Caribbean Sea off Km 19 Las Americas Expressway be lifted to land by crane. The vehicle is suspected to be the rented Kia Rio that two US tourists from Mount Vernon, New York had rented for their vacation here.

    Tourists 41-year old Orlando Moore and 52-year old Portia Ravenelle had vacationed in Samaná from 23 to 27 March 2019. They had set out to return on the Samaná-Santo Domingo toll road that leads to the Las Americas International Airport, just 6 km east. They left late from Samaná that is about a two-hour drive from the airport.

    Investigations showed that the last time they were seen was when they crossed the Marbella tollbooth at 1:41am on 27 March. This is the last tollbooth of the north-south road that connects to the eastern Las Americas Expressway that would take them to the airport, some 6 km away. They had scheduled to take a 1:30am Spirit flight to Newark International Airport.

    The Police now believe that alcohol and fast driving may have led to the crash and the unexpected plunge into the sea. Tourists friends of Moore said he had been drinking before leaving for the drive to the Santo Domingo airport.

    The Police suspect Moore, in his rush to make the flight, could have made a wrong turn prior to driving into the sea. The Police suspect that Ravenelle, who was in the passenger seat, was able to get out of the car as it slid on the rocks before the actual plunge into the sea off the highway.

    Local investigators began a search after NBC New York said they were missing in the Dominican Republic. It is now known that an unnamed woman interned at the Dario Contreras Trauma Hospital on 27 March was Ravenelle, who would die on 4 April from her injuries. The corpse of Moore was recovered on 31 March at Sans Souci, where apparently it had drifted west. The corpse was identified by Moore’s brother by a tattoo on his arm.

    The recovered vehicle was taken to the Criminal Investigations Agency (Dicrim) of the Police for examination by forensic investigators. The National Police is assisted by FBI agents in drafting a possible scenario of what could have happened leading to the tragic ending of the vacation week.

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...508515981.html
    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...pareja-de-eeuu
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...508354821.html
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ic/3424134002/
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...508515981.html
    https://nypost.com/2019/04/12/cops-i...s-fatal-crash/
    https://globalnews.ca/video/5163753/...unged-into-sea




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    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    They certainly dropped the ball on putting 2 + 2 together on identification.

    Do Jane Doe's get good trauma care?
    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    The amount of trauma in the DR is staggering so if experience counts they got it.
    Ever see the inside of a public hospital here?
    Its sad and you hope to never see it again.
    I took a neighbor one time to emergency room and never forgot it.
    If there was ever a country to be careful in this is it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    So true. I had the chance to visit a friend once who was shot in the hand (and died) and spent a couple of hours in the emergency room of Dario Contreras.

    You have to see it to believe it. Dozens of traumatic injuries every hour. Something I'll never forget.
    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    Because of the amount of carnage that goes through that emergency room.

    DC is the main public hospital for traumatic injuries.

    And to be fair, the pictured Frank posted was back when they were remodeling.
    Re-read these posts..... and try to imagine the scenes going on all night & day.
    No helmets, wheelies, poorly maintained cars, uneducated drivers, beatings/stabbing etc done is anger, drunkenness

    Then ask again why there was no 2+2 in identifying an unknown person

    In these types of circumstances identification is low on the list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Today’s DR1 news:

    Wreckage recovered from sea in New York tourist tragedy
    The ingenuity and brevity of a native fisherman Alison de los Santos made possible that the wreckage of a small car sunken in the Caribbean Sea off Km 19 Las Americas Expressway be lifted to land by crane. The vehicle is suspected to be the rented Kia Rio that two US tourists from Mount Vernon, New York had rented for their vacation here.

    Tourists 41-year old Orlando Moore and 52-year old Portia Ravenelle had vacationed in Samaná from 23 to 27 March 2019. They had set out to return on the Samaná-Santo Domingo toll road that leads to the Las Americas International Airport, just 6 km east. They left late from Samaná that is about a two-hour drive from the airport.

    Investigations showed that the last time they were seen was when they crossed the Marbella tollbooth at 1:41am on 27 March. This is the last tollbooth of the north-south road that connects to the eastern Las Americas Expressway that would take them to the airport, some 6 km away. They had scheduled to take a 1:30am Spirit flight to Newark International Airport.

    The Police now believe that alcohol and fast driving may have led to the crash and the unexpected plunge into the sea. Tourists friends of Moore said he had been drinking before leaving for the drive to the Santo Domingo airport.

    The Police suspect Moore, in his rush to make the flight, could have made a wrong turn prior to driving into the sea. The Police suspect that Ravenelle, who was in the passenger seat, was able to get out of the car as it slid on the rocks before the actual plunge into the sea off the highway.

    Local investigators began a search after NBC New York said they were missing in the Dominican Republic. It is now known that an unnamed woman interned at the Dario Contreras Trauma Hospital on 27 March was Ravenelle, who would die on 4 April from her injuries. The corpse of Moore was recovered on 31 March at Sans Souci, where apparently it had drifted west. The corpse was identified by Moore’s brother by a tattoo on his arm.

    The recovered vehicle was taken to the Criminal Investigations Agency (Dicrim) of the Police for examination by forensic investigators. The National Police is assisted by FBI agents in drafting a possible scenario of what could have happened leading to the tragic ending of the vacation week.

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...508515981.html
    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...pareja-de-eeuu
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...508354821.html
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ic/3424134002/
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...508515981.html
    https://nypost.com/2019/04/12/cops-i...s-fatal-crash/
    https://globalnews.ca/video/5163753/...unged-into-sea
    This english translation needs some help. Though we do get the drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    So true. I had the chance to visit a friend once who was shot in the hand (and died) and spent a couple of hours in the emergency room of Dario Contreras.

    You have to see it to believe it. Dozens of traumatic injuries every hour. Something I'll never forget.
    Our medical director was assigned an orthopedic residency there which lasted five years. He's now on staff there working 5 days a week, with surgery every day, trying to find a better, less crazy gig.

    We had lunch with him last year.

    He said he does at least one or two amputations EVERY DAY from moto accidents alone...and he's just one guy.

    I can't imagine a bigger meat grinder.

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    So many amputees... certainly from moto accidents...

    Considering the lack of care & distance to the nearest clinic...
    It's a miracle they didn't die of blood loss...

    Somehow they survive

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    When I first came to the DR I was astounded by the number of amputees.
    In first world countries amputations are rare.
    The reason is amputations are quick and easy for the doctor, almost anyone can do them.
    There are very few skilled hand surgeons in the DR.
    A skilled hand surgeon can make a ton of money in Miami. Why stay here and make a living?
    With an amputation there is little risk of complication other than infection so its is one and gone.

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    INACIF still waiting for the families to claim/identify the bodies. In Spanish - will leave it for jeb321 to translate!

    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...5/561524/print

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