Inauguration of South Department New Care Center Hospital

The town of Les Cayes has opened the doors of its modern medical facility, commissioned by the Office of Workers' Compensation Insurance, Sickness, and Maternity (OFATMA). On hand for the opening were President Martelly and First Lady Sophia; Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Guillaume; Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Charles Jacques; and OFATMA General Director, Max Saint Albin. Haiti and Taiwan partnered in funding and building the new medical center, so Tsai Chiu Hwang, Taiwan Ambassador to Haiti was also present.


Les Cayes OFATMA Hospital is modeled on two other hospitals in Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince. The facility contains 50 beds, and surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and internal medicine consultation rooms. It also has two operating theatres, sterilization room, maternity wing, emergency room, diagnostic equipment, lab, and pharmacy.

Martelly spoke to the gathering, saying the achievement of completing the Care Center proves how dedicated the Haitian government is to providing health services for people of south region. He asked Ambassador Hwang to communicate the Haitian government's gratitude to President Ma Ying-jeou.
Sophia Martelly, whose pet project is healthcare, was pleased with the final product and said the new medical center will make more services available to Les Cayes.

Launching of the Immaculate Conception Hospital (HIC) wing of OFATMA occurred the same day. It offers pre- and neo-natal care and pediatrics. President Martelly said, "These two achievements enhance the prestige of the largest Care Center of the Department of the South . . ."

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