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Haiti – Health: Inauguration of the new physiotherapy services of OFATMA


Haiti – Health: Inauguration of the new physiotherapy services of OFATMA
05/29/2012 10:49:33 AM

The President Michel Joseph Martelly, proceeded, Monday, May 28, to the inauguration of the new physiotherapy service of the Office of Occupational Accident Insurance, Sickness and Maternity (OFATMA). The building housing this new service includes: four living rooms, three physiotherapy rooms, an occupational therapy room (occupational therapy) and a gym equipped with modern equipment, with the help of the French Red Cross.

“… I consider appropriate the initiative which equips the hospital of OFATMA with a modern physiotherapy service. The benefits to be drawn from such a service will, I am sure, go beyond the strict framework of the insured and will extend to a wide range of people in need of such treatment “ declared the Head of State, in the presence of government officials and representatives of the diplomatic and consular corps. The President Martelly took the opportunity to send his congratulations to the OFATMA team and his thanks to the French Red Cross, represented by Aaron Brent.

In his speech for the occasion, Charles Jean Jacques, the Director of OFATMA declared “Today we are pleased to inaugurate the physiotherapy service of OFATMA. Until yesterday, this service was 44m2, it now covers 390m2 … This space has rooms dedicated to occupational therapy […] a separate room for children, men and women with disabilities and we have the large machine room […]

We have the capacity, according to our specialized staff, to provide physiotherapy to 60 disabled people per day, which gives us a total of 14,000 sessions per year.

I signed a protocol that will be effective by Wednesday, with the Secretary of State for People with Disabilities [Gérald Oriol Jr.], which will allow any person, without being insured under OFATMA, after registering with the Secretary of State […], to come and treat you free of charge in the best conditions as if you were insured with OFATMA …[…]

We must not forget that OFATMA is a hospitalization insurance, which, at the request of the President Martelly, opened its doors to people with small grants. […] consultations are free, but if the person needs an x-ray, they have to pay what it costs us, so that I get the money back for the insured […]

For psychotherapy, we sought funding of 180,000 euros from the French Red Cross, for equipment, renovation and expansion of the structure. […]”

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