Jan 19, 2010 6:46 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick

Local Doctors Need Help To Open Haitian Hospital After Earthquake

As she sees the need for medical attention in her native country, Dr. Nicole Michael's frustration grows.

She, her husband Dr. Arsh Michael and sixteen other doctors have the supplies they need and a hospital where they can help heal the wounded. It's located in a small village just off the southern coast of Haiti in an area also hit hard by last week's earthquake.

The doctors from here need to be there because operating rooms and major services are only available when doctors from the U.S. visit three to four times a year. Telephone communication has been spotty, but they know that the small hospital is still in tact and ready for them to get to work. The problem now is finding transportation and get permission to land.

KATC has been in touch with Senator David Vitter's office, who has contacted the FAA. They are working to get the necessary clearance for the group to make the trip.

For more information on the hospital, visit their website at



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