Saturday 3 December 2016

Orlando club shooting hospitals waive survivors' medical fees

Published 25/08/2016 | 15:36

The hospitals that treated survivors of the Orlando nightclub shooting will not charge them
The hospitals that treated survivors of the Orlando nightclub shooting will not charge them

The Orlando hospitals that treated dozens of people injured in the Pulse nightclub massacre are not charging survivors for medical expenses.

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News outlets report Orlando Regional Medical Centre, which treated most of the survivors of the June 12 attack, announced it would seek payment from other resources such as insurance plans and a victims' fund established by city officials.

Florida Hospital, which treated 12 survivors, also said it would not bill for any of its services.

Officials said the two hospitals will write off an estimated 5.5 million US dollars or more in care.

The attack killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

The gunman, Omar Mateen, was killed by police after a three-hour stand-off.

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