The de facto president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert, has used his official trip to the swearing in ceremony of the Dominican president, Danilo Medina's second term as an opportunity for a quick medical check up at a hospital in Santiago, usually visited by important figures from Haiti.

As the president did March 18th before his meeting with dominican businessmen, Jocelerme Privert went to the Hospital Metropolitano de Sandiago for preventive healthcare. Doctors who have examined the president said that "he is in good health and the check ups are routine, as many people do to make sure that their body is in good health"

In March, the office of President Privert took weeks to acknowledge that the president did in fact go for a medical check up in the neighboring country, a decision that was criticized by many Haitians, who think that the president should have gone to Haitian hospitals. The president's second medical visit to Dominican hospitals will be under heavy criticisms as Haiti is currently going through a deadly strike by health professionals due to low wages and lack of benefits,