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April 1, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(13):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740130055024

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The Impoverished Hospitals  It is rare that one hears in the national assembly an echo of the complaints relating to the conditions under which patients languish in the hospitals. Physicians have repeatedly warned the government that the contractors threaten the hospitals with stopping supplies of drugs and food if they do not get their money, but in vain. These unbearable conditions were the subject of a speech in the national assembly by Hudita, who detailed the miserable health conditions in the county of Baia. Similar conditions prevail in several other districts. He said that in the hospitals of this county the nurses have not been paid for six months, while the officials and others have received no pay for nine months. The subsidies received during 1932 were insufficient and the hospitals are entirely impoverished. Nobody wants a contract with the hospitals, so there is no food and drugs at the

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