posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 07:16 AM
Hospitals in New Jersey are being warned that they could be victims of a "secondary terror attack." Officials state that an attack on a hospital
shortly after a main attack would mean that the hospital would be crippled, unable to treat victims of the previous attack. Hospital staff are
devising new security measures to keep employees and patients safe.
Counter-terrorism officials have warned New Jersey hospitals that they themselves could become targets of terrorists in the minutes after a
By becoming "secondary targets," the hospitals would be crippled or rendered unable to treat victims of an earlier attack.
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N.J. hospitals will be attempting to improve their security, tests and drills are recommended to ensure the right precautions are taken.
Emergency vehicles and ambulances are on the lookout for anything suspicious. This includes a recent incident where 3 middle eastern men inquired
about obtaining the proper creditials to operate emergency vehicles.
State delivery trucks are now being stopped and searched, visitors to hospital must sign in and out of the hospital as well. Teddy Bears are being
seached and flower deliveries from outside the hospital flower shop have been banned.
Doctors and nurses are on the lookout for any patients coming in with symptoms of chemical or biological attack including rashes, fever, or flu like
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has developed a new recall system to be able to track down employees in the case of an attack. This system will be
able to send a mass message to at least 22,000 employees.
Hospitals and staff are stepping up security measures and keeping watch to make sure all patients and employees are protected and ready in case of a
future terror attack.
[edit on 12-8-2004 by John bull 1]