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August 25th, 2009
09:13 AM ET

After the Storm: Rebuilding New Orleans' health care system

This week marks four years since Hurricane Katrina took its deadly toll on New Orleans. And in many places around the city the wounds are still fresh.

Today in our special series "After the Storm," our Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports the city's medical system is piecing itself back together. And it's doing it one clinic at a time.

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  1. Kevin D. Vessels

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    August 28, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  2. Phillp

    After the storm, Mental Health in NO. Hopefully Dr. Gupta will read this. Thanks for informing the public about Mental Health. Part of the crisis is about beds not just in NO but across the US including wealthy counties like mine-Contra-Costa in Calif. We have to farm out our MI to other places and pay top dollar because we do not have enough beds.
    More important and Dr. Gupta should go for this truly ugly story. Most Mentally ill end up in Jails across US. That is where we(US) treat them. Judges say "there are no facilities here"(their jurisdiction) so they send them to Jail. Needless to say the MI become preyed on and lack the care necessary to get them back on their feet. Typically they get out and go right back in because they need medication and follow up, without it they rarely make it back.
    Would love a reply from Dr. Gupta.

    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    PS Nice seeing a schizophrenic that has somewhat good voices-Casper the FRIENDLY ghost!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:23 am |