A hospital in Japan is struggling to feed patients as the lack of food becomes a crisis. Elderly patients are at the most risk with some already weakened dying in the aftermath.
Many hospitals in the ravished nation stored their food and medicine on the first floor. When waters poured in from the tsumani those supplies were ruined or lost. As the days mount after the disaster the lack of clean water, food and medicine is a growing concern.
When the earthquake hit last week there were about 200 patients at Senen General Hospital. One wing's roof collapsed. The more pressing issue though was the flood waters destroying medicine and food. Ryoichi Hashiguchi, hospital administrator, said that they are only administering the bare necessities reports NDTV. for the first two days staff and patients only had frozen noodles and vegetables. There was no running water.
The bathrooms can be smelled from outside. Alcohol is being used to clean intravenous packs soiled by the mud.
The elderly are the most at risk. So far four have died at the hospital.