Hurricane Sandy knocked out electricity to New York University’s Langone Hospital, which had to evacuate its patients. Bellevue Hospital also had to be cleared and the patients sent elsewhere.
This story is a horrible one, and one’s heart goes out to the patients, already ill, who lost electricity under these frightening circumstances and had to be moved.
But imagine if hospitals going dark were not a result of a calamity of nature, but of deliberate government policy.
That is the situation of patients in the Palestinian Gaza Strip.