January 13th, 2010
06:39 PM ET

Gupta talks to Haiti leader

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Haiti president Rene Preval at the Port-au-Prince airport. It was Preval’s first television interview since Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.

Haiti desperately needs medical aid, Preval told Gupta. More than 100,000 people are feared dead after Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the president said.

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  1. Feliciano reyes

    Hats off to you dr.sanjay!!! God bless you sr.

    January 16, 2010 at 08:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. leslie

    I agree with some of these posts on how the heck reporters are finding it so easy to get there and walk amidst the horrors. I also had seen a report from a helicopter a few days ago. Why then is it so difficult to get resources in?? I have disaster training and am an RN.
    I'm disgusted with the lack of coordination, quickness and ease of this mission. It's just another katrina. The second that we hear of any disaster we should be planning for it. The first few questions to be handled is how to get in there so that it's a smooth transition to bring in supplies. Just as in nursing the minute a patient is admitted to a hospital the discharge planning begins. This world NEEDS to be more prepared because the disasters will not stop at this one!!!

    January 18, 2010 at 11:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. jim mcmillan

    Water is in short supply in Haiti, but every survivalist knows how to get water, even in a desert. You dig a hole, cover it with thin clear plastic, put a pebble in the center with something beneath the plastic to catch the water condensing on the plastic. The hotter the sun is the better this works. To increase the water yield add damp material to be heated in the hole. I don't understand how people can be suffering thirst in Haiti. It a straight forward problem to solve. A large piece of glass would work as well, but be a little more difficult to catch the condensation.

    January 21, 2010 at 00:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. AlexL

    @jim: Thanks for the water in the hole tip – I had never heard this sadly. Dumb Q. but does the hole have to be in the ground or can it be in rumble above ground? Knowledge of this technique would make clear plastic extremely valuable if there is any readily available.
    According to this
    Oxfam blog report – D.Rep. has plenty of water and crops nearby.

    Someone else pointed out that Gitmo is nearby w/ thousands of troops and a portable desalinization station.
    May everyone be safe and cherish those around us.

    January 22, 2010 at 05:30 | Report abuse | Reply

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