Puerto Rico’s healthcare situation is dire, three weeks after hurricane

October 16, 2017

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, many sick people across the island remain in mortal peril, according to an article on The New York Times website.

Dialysis patients have seen their treatment hours reduced by 25 percent because the centers still lack a steady supply of diesel to run their generators. 

Hospitals are running low on medicine while admitting patients from medical centers where generators failed. 

A hospital in Humacao had to evacuate 29 patients — including seven in the intensive care unit and a few on the operating table — to an American military medical ship off the coast of Puerto Rico when a generator broke down, the article said.

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