Nearly 40% of deliveries in Dominican Republic hospitals are to Haitian nationals

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In Haiti, a birth costs 253 dollars, but the Dominican State assumes it in DR. The Ministry of Public Health announced through the report MSP-DESP-02043-2021 the current situation that public hospitals are going through nationwide with illegal Haitian immigrants who receive services and care in our country. The document is signed by the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Daniel Rivera, and addressed to the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Pena, who also serves as coordinator of the Health Cabinet. According to the document, in 2018, 102,205 deliveries were carried out nationwide to Dominicans, representing 87% of that period in hospitals and private clinics in the country. That same year, there were 14,693 births to Haitians, 12.50%. The following year, the sum of births of Dominican women fell to 89,523, dropping the percentage to […]