NY Daily News reports on a great story of New York-based physicians are answering desperate calls to bring aid to Puerto Rico, sending teams of medical professionals to hard-to-access parts of the hurricane-battered island that have been largely neglected by the federal government’s relief effort.
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FEMA’s absence in mountainous areas, including in the Naranjito and Corozal regions in central Puerto Rico, has led organizations in the mainland United States to build their own pop-up clinics in the these parts of U.S. territory.
Their goal is to fill the void created by the Trump administration’s meager response to the natural disaster.
Harlem, New York-based physician Dr. Diego Ponieman, who runs a private practice in Harlem, delivered medical supplies and care to patients residing in neglected regions.