PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - U.S. troops are flying gravely
injured Haitians to the American hospital ship Comfort as the
earthquake-ravaged nation struggles to deal with the wounded.
Relief workers warn that Haitians are still dying from untreated
injuries suffered in the Jan. 12 temblor.
Patients are facing up to 12-day waiting lists at clinics and
the group Doctors Without Borders warns diarrhea, respiratory tract
infections and other diseases could break out among the hundreds of
thousands in overcrowded camps.
The U.S. Navy says it's working to add 350 more crew members to
its hospital ship and will increase the number of beds and
operating rooms on board.
Workers confronted with the estimated 200,000 dead, meanwhile,
are digging out mass graves. One burial worker says he has seen the
bodies of so many children, when he sleeps, "it is a constant
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