The scandalous Luis E. Aybar public hospital complex

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Physician Jose Joaquin Puello, president of the Luis E. Aybar Medical City, urges the Abinader administration take the needed steps to fully put into operation the main hospital complex of the capital city.

The Luis Eduardo Aybar Medical City is surrounded by densely populated low-income sectors and was designed during the Danilo Medina administration as a 13-building complex. Of the 13 buildings, 10 were newly built and three were remodeled, including Cecanot, the Gastroenterology Center and the Dominico Japonés Amistad Center (CEMADOJA).

As reported in the Listin Diario, the past government and the present Abinader administration have invested around RD$18 billion in equipment and construction. Construction flaws and other problems, nevertheless, have impeded most of the medical facilities from going into operation.

The hospital’s plight is heartbreaking...

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JD Jones

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Same problem all other hospitals have. Anything not bolted down walks away.

The good doctor isn't good at math either. No way 5-7K persons every day. One zero too many.

The Miami VA hospital is one of the most efficient hospitals in the U.S. and has never reached 3K a day.
 

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Same problem all other hospitals have. Anything not bolted down walks away.

Things walk away even when patients are using them!

I organized several visits, by a group of US surgeons and nurses, at the public hospital in Puerto Plata. The group brought items for the comfort of their anticipated patients. That included sheets for their beds.

One post-op patient had a hospital employee take her sheets and ttell her that they were going to be laundered.

Of course the sheets disappeared and the patient was left on a thin plastic covered mattress.
 

JD Jones

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Honestly? I don't think they have the staff to use all of that equipment, and most of it is new.

There may be one piece of equipment that needs a control card, but I bet most of the other things are lacking qualified personnel to use it and nothing else.

This place is huge (I think the largest on the island) and probably needs hundreds of Doctors, nurses and techs to make it work. All of that takes..... Money.
 
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Same problem all other hospitals have. Anything not bolted down walks away.
Same reason why restaurants don't stock much inventory. Ends up getting sold out the back door although with all the cameras most have in place, it's getting better.