Bahamas clinic loses staff, power and water — stays open

September 27, 2019

Volunteers at the Cooper’s Town Community Clinic on Great Abaco Island have been working nonstop for two weeks to restore the health center, according to an article on the BuzzFeed website.

A massive generator was eventually delivered by the Dutch navy.

Hurricane Dorian damaged the clinic's roof, flooded hallways, and ruined supplies. All the containers and sterile tools are contaminated and full of mold. They no longer have lab tests or ways to communicate.

The clinic’s entire 12-person staff also lost their homes and were no longer at the clinic. As of last week, one nurse was still listed as missing. Dr. Latoya Munroe, who oversees healthcare for the northern part of Abaco and runs Cooper’s Town and two other clinics, is trying to treat patients.

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