Hospital patients evacuated
Officials were trying to evacuate 10,000 people — patients, staff and refugees — out of nine hospitals battling floodwaters or using generators running low on fuel. About 300 people were stranded on the roof of one two-story hospital in the New Orleans suburb of Chalmette.
Yet even as they tried to evacuate, many hospitals faced an onslaught of new patients — people with injuries and infections caused by the storm, people plucked from rooftops who are dehydrated, dialysis and cancer patients in need of their regular chemotherapy or radiation treatments…
Source: Associated Press, Link: MSNBC
North Texas ramps up its hurricane relief efforts
…A cancer care center in North Texas, meanwhile, said it is available to assist cancer patients who were displaced by the hurricane.
Carrollton-based Patients’ Comprehensive Cancer Center said it is available to help patients who are currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and biological treatments…
Source: Dallas Business Journal