Puerto Rico hospitals in dire straits after Maria

September 27, 2017

Puerto Rico’s medical services are in critical condition in the wake of Hurricane Maria, according to an article on the Reuters website.

The storm has left hospitals flooded, strewn with rubble and dependent on diesel generators

Cellular service, internet, and email have virtually disappeared and radio has become a primary source of information.

After the power went out, back-up generators at some hospitals failed quickly. Other hospitals are running critically low on diesel. Fuel is so precious that deliveries are made by armed guards to prevent looting.

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