Due to the six gunshot causalities that all happened around the same time, the strain was also felt at the Karl Heusner Memorial hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. The hospital had to activate its Mass Casualty Plan which is enforced when any event surpasses and interrupts the normal flow of emergency care at the A&E Department, which was the case last night.
A release sent by the hospital today says that under the Mass Casualty Plan, extra KHMH personnel are “…called out to assist with the emergency crisis. The hospital is secured utilizing the existing amount of security officers and the head of the KHMH security is called out if he/she is not present at the time.”
The Belize Police Department also extended security support last night as well.