10 Hospitals Caught In Disaster Zones

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10 Hospitals Caught In Disaster ZonesPhoto: AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Niemi

Whether triggered by natural forces or of our own making, major disasters regularly pose a serious risk to human life on our planet.

Yet while the injury count and death toll are commonly reported on the back of such events, rarely are we offered a glimpse of the hospitals behind the scenes in the affected areas. The places where, as the following article reminds us, “medical professionals can find themselves in high-pressure situations and extreme personal danger, as they are made to uphold their Hippocratic Oath even in the face of adversity.”

The staff in these beleaguered medical institutions must endeavor to save lives while themselves coping with being at the center of the catastrophe – the devastation wreaked by everything from hurricanes to earthquakes to war. Follow the link for more about 10 Hospitals Caught In Disaster Zones.

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