US hurricane deaths highlight poor treatment of elderly in care

A nursing home in the US, where eight patients died during Hurricane Irma, has been removed from a government medical-care programme. The victims died in the sweltering Florida heat after the storm knocked out power and air-conditioning.

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    A nursing home in the US, where eight patients died during Hurricane Irma, has been removed from a government medical-care programme.

    The victims died in the sweltering Florida heat after the storm knocked out power and air-conditioning.

    The case has highlighted the often poor treatment of elderly people in care.

     

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Florida.


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