Haiti amputees

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Death Toll Passes 200K: PM

300K more injured, Jean-Max Bellerive says

(Newser) - The death toll in Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake has passed 200,000, the nation’s prime minister says, calling the temblor “a disaster on a planetary scale.” Jean-Max Bellerive tells AFP that some 300,000 more are injured, 250,000 homes and 30,000 businesses lost—and... More »

US Resumes Haiti Medical Airlifts

Some patients will go to other states, Caribbean countries

(Newser) - Military airlifts of injured Haitians to US hospitals are set to resume today after a five-day suspension in the wake of complaints that Florida hospitals were overwhelmed and needed help footing the bill. In the struggle to aid the estimated 200,000 people injured in the earthquake, the flight suspension... More »

Quake Creates Generation of Amputees

Many lose limbs because doctors can't treat injuries fast enough

(Newser) - Among the most devastating long-term consequences of the Haiti earthquake will be the thousands of victims who’ve had to have limbs amputated—and while some saw limbs severed almost immediately, many cases result from the inability of medical personnel to keep up with the volume of injuries. “This... More »

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