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03/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Relief Supplies Bottleneck At Haiti Airport

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."

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