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Dr. Kevin Most: Health care in Puerto Rico

Dr. Kevin Most: Health care in Puerto Rico

We have heard almost daily the dire straights that the people of Puerto Rico are going thru. The devastation to their homes is crushing, the lack of electricity and safe water is heart breaking. Many have stepped up with financial donations with the hope of accelerating the repair and infrastructure, and the people of Puerto Rico are grateful. Federal aid although it appeared slow and late,  is at least present now. However the correction is slow.
The health impact of this is starting to be felt and is only thought to increase as families go longer without homes, water, power and adequate food. The case of bacterial infections continues to rise and the sites of care are limited as many hospitals and clinics have limited power.  Many hospitals are working on generator power which is not ideal. The health system in Puerto Rico was already strained, they have h