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“People Are Going To Start Dying” – Puerto Rico’s Battered Hospitals On Verge Of Failure

“People Are Going To Start Dying” – Puerto Rico’s Battered Hospitals On Verge Of Failure

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 25, 2017 

A week after then-category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in densely populated eastern Puerto Rico, electricity remains offline across most of the island, while supplies of staples like gas, food and water are dwindling. Shelters on the island are reportedly running low on food, and the government managers of the emergency response effort are scrambling to evacuate 70,000 people from a river valley that’s in danger of being completely submerged after a nearby dam failed.

And now, Reuters is reporting that hospitals across the island are struggling to continue providing medical services to patients after the storm left many of them flooded, strewn with rubble or relying on diesel-powered generators that will soon run out of fuel. For some, the only option is to evacuate to the United States for treatment.

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