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Cuomo blames his refusal to help coronavirus-hit nursing home on Navy protocol
Gov. Cuomo claimed Monday that a Brooklyn nursing home that’s lost 55 residents to the coronavirus was denied a request to transfer patients to the USNS Comfort Naval medical ship due to federal “protocol.”
During questioning about the state’s handling of a desperate, April 8
request for help from the Cobble Hill Health Center, Cuomo said CEO
Donny Tuchman “should have told the Department of Health, ‘I can’t
handle these patients.’ ”
“The Comfort is a federal facility. It doesn’t take transfers from
nursing homes,” Cuomo insisted, implying his Health Dept. was right to
ignore the plea because Tuchman didn’t ask the right question....The governor also callously suggested that financial considerations
were the reason the not-for-profit nursing home — which has topped the
state list of coronavirus deaths at nursing homes since the data was
first made public on April 17 — didn’t ask the DOH specifically to
relocate its residents to hospitals, noting that the facility would “no
longer be getting paid.” “Ohh, money,” the governor sarcastically intoned.............read more at https://nypost.com/2020/04/27/cuomo-defends-not-sending-nursing-home-patients-to-usns-comfort/
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