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Doctors Without Borders closing 2 hospitals in Haiti


Doctors Without Borders is closing two hospitals in Port-au-Prince opened by the aid group in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, an official with the organization said on Friday.

“Given that the situation in Haiti is still difficult it was a very hard decision,” Michelle Chouinard, who heads the group’s mission in Haiti.said.

A 176-bed obstetrics hospital in Delmas will close in the coming days after some final patients are discharged and a hospital in Tabarre area will close next year, said Chouinard.

Both facilities opened in the wake of the earthquake that killed thousands of people and left the capital and much of southern country in ruins.

Both were intended to be temporary but were extended because of the medical needs in Haiti.


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