posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 03:22 PM
A harsher reality unfolds in Katrina's aftermath, as forty-five bodies were found at the Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans. Thirty-six of those
bodies were floating on the first floor in stagnant flood waters. At this time, it still remains unclear how these patients died.
Forty-five bodies have been found at a hospital that
was abandoned more than a week ago after it was surrounded by floodwaters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina, a state health official said Monday.
Many of the patients died while waiting to be evacuated over the four days after the storm hit, as temperatures inside Memorial Medical Center rose to
106 degrees, said Dave Goodson, assistant administrator at the hospital, owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.
Dr. Jeffrey Kochan, a Philadelphia radiologist volunteering in New Orleans, said the team that recovered the bodies told him late Sunday it found 36
floating on the first floor.
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It's hard to understand that medical personnel would just leave living patients to die, especially on the first floor. Is this is yet another facet
of how unprepared the whole city was for a major hurricane?
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