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Relief Supplies Bottleneck At Haiti Airport

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Distribution of donated medications, baby formula and other relief supplies remains slow and Haitians have been lining up at the Port-au-Prince airport in the hope of receiving additional aid, CNN reports.

Meanwhile, doctors have had to make do with improvised supplies:

"Lacking rubbing alcohol, doctors have used vodka to sterilize equipment and instruments. Surgical patients are receiving over-the-counter pain medicine because doctors lack stronger medication. One nurse used a string of Christmas lights as a makeshift extension cord. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen saw a belt used as a tourniquet. When that broke, a garden hose was used."