Every day across Puerto Rico, with its shattered power grid, hospitals are waging a life-and-death battle to keep their patients from getting sicker in the tropical heat. Now two weeks after the storm, about three-quarters of Puerto Rico’s hospitals remain on emergency power. This creates dangerous conditions for critically ill patients.
…An American disaster medical team is now setting up cooling tents to help some patients. “When they transferred me here … they rescued me from the dragon’s mouth,” one patient said.