UN Docs Flee Hospital on Security Fears; Sanjay Gupta Holds Fort

CNN medical correspondent left alone with patients
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2010 8:42 AM CST

(Newser) – As fears of rioting and looting mount in a desperate Haiti, UN doctors and nurses at a Port-au-Prince field hospital were ordered to evacuate last night, leaving CNN's Sanjay Gupta and his camera crew to hold vigil over 25 earthquake victims. Gupta monitored the patients and stabilized some new arrivals in critical condition, but with no electricity or supplies, he said he could do little to treat them. The Belgian doctors, who had not wanted to leave their patients, returned this morning to relieve Gupta, who was pleased to report that no one died on his watch.

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