Friday, September 2, 2005

"Nurses at some hospitals were feeding each other intravenously..."

From the Wall Street Journal Crisis News Tracker:

8:40 p.m.: All but three New Orleans hospitals finished evacuating today, but many hundreds of the city's patients still await transfer to other cities and states, according to the Louisiana Hospital Association. Three New Orleans hospitals -- Ochsner Clinic Foundation, East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Hospital -- remain open and running, the latter two on emergency electric and water supplies. Power was restored to Ochsner late Friday morning.

The three hospitals still being evacuated are Methodist Hospital and two Louisiana State University-affiliated facilities. There dozens, if not hundreds, of patients still remain trapped. Gun shots ringing outside Charity Hospital Thursday slowed the removal of 250 patients. Television reports came today of nurses at some hospitals feeding each other intravenously so they can remain hydrated and sustain their work...

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