Haiti’s hospitals, media, banks, public and private companies have been completely paralyzed due to persistent fuel shortages that have plagued the country for more than three months.
Bernard Mews, one of the nation’s leading hospitals, announced today that the fuel crisis has affected the operation of the center and “forced us to stop getting patients.”
Meanwhile, some companies, such as commercial banks, have announced that they will reduce their time due to this shortage, mainly due to insecurity and road and street blockades set up by gangs controlling key areas of Port-au-Prince. Locate the fuel tanks.
The Bank Owners Association said the bank windows will be open from 8.30 am to 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until fuel supply returns to normal.
Due to the current crisis, the cost of public transport has doubled or tripled, while on the streets of the capital, during school hours, dozens of students can be seen walking to school.
Last October, a non-governmental organization, Doctors Without Borders, denounced fuel shortages in Haiti as “severely affecting its operations.”
If the situation persists, one of its hospitals will have to “reduce its operations and control its admission criteria.”
A week ago, fuel supply resumed after a shortage caused by a disruption by armed mobs, but supply was inconsistent and only a handful of gas stations were opened in Port-au-Prince. Less confusion.
Haiti has been experiencing severe instability since the July 7 assassination of President Juanel Mois, which has intensified in recent weeks due to insecurity caused by armed mobs.