EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from a CNN article by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Nadia Kounang and Sandee LaMotte that ran Aug. 5 at cnn.com. The excerpt below talks about some of the emergency communication center and first responder preparations and the general state of local hospitals for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janero, Brazil.
By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Nadia Kounang and Sandee LaMotte, CNN
More people turning to public hospitals
“The economic crisis has made it very difficult,” he tells me. “Even people who used to afford private hospitals are now going to public ones to save money.”