MSF halts work at Tabarre hospital after armed men remove patient
Updated: Oct 26
The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders has announced it is temporarily suspending operations at a hospital after a group of armed men forcibly removed a patient and threatened staff members.
In a statement on Friday, MSF said about 20 armed men stormed the hospital in Tabarre, on Thursday night.
The men took away a patient with gunshot wounds “who was still in an operating room”, MSF said, and they also “threatened to kill” staff members.
“We strongly condemn this incursion, which demonstrates once again the unprecedented level of violence currently raging in Port-au-Prince,” the group said.
“All trauma and burn care activities at the Tabarre hospital are currently suspended due to this incident.”