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January 15, 2010

Canadian paramedic: Hospitals in Haiti are overwhelmed

CTV Toronto

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An exhausted Ontario paramedic helping to treat the wounded and desperate survivors at a medical clinic in earthquake-stricken Haiti says the situation is dire, especially in hospitals around the capital city which have been overwhelmed with victims needing treatment.

Grant Rumford, who has been in Haiti with his family since September, said volunteers are doing as much as they can with the limited resources they have.

"At our location we are in a better position today than we were yesterday," he said, explaining that Christian missions have sent them a substantial amount of supplies since the earthquake struck Tuesday evening.

Full story: Red Cross officials estimate death toll of 50,000