Frightening cooking facilities in DR hospital – Exposure via Social Media halts inhumane cuisine

A Santo Domingan public hospital in Banica, in Elias Pina province, which made Dominican Republic headlines in 2010 for cholera cases and lack of hygiene, has a kitchen which is equipped with an outdoor cooking stove (fogon), located on the floor and made of three large rocks and wood which is used to cook food for patients and staff.

{IMAGE VIA - freshnlean.com} Pictures of the cooking facilities were posted via Twitter by a patient, Ruddy Toribio, revealing the lack of hygiene and exposing what he described as the "subhuman conditions" in which health centers in this country were delivering services.

{IMAGE VIAfreshnlean.com} Pictures of the cooking facilities were posted via Twitter by a patient, Ruddy Toribio, revealing the lack of hygiene and exposing what he described as the “subhuman conditions” in which health centers in this country were delivering services.

Speaking to Hoy newspaper he said that the hospital has no electricity and the staff have to work by candlelight as the generator has not been working for some time.

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