100 surgeons and paramedics held up by red tape

Categories: Health Care

The Associated Press is reporting there are over 100 volunteer physicians assembled in a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art mobile hospital marooned in Mississippi. Apparently government officials have been unable to unravel red tape and get them assigned to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Many traveled 30 hours to get to the facility and are now just miles away from the disaster area. Dr. Preston "Chip" Rich of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill calls it "mind-boggling." Read the story here.

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