As an Engineer
and Planner, I could go on for a while about all the issue N.O. has and how to fix them, etc.
But the Thread was about the hospitals and quality of medical
care. The funny
thing is that most of these hospitals seem to have a penchant for putting the wrong things on the lower levels for sustaining the buildings in a flood zone.
For example, in a flood plain and below the flood elevation, why would someone in thier right mind place the electrical
generators on the first floor or in the basement? The other thing that needs to be moved up is the electric
(the item that splits and controls the Juice after the generator
has made it.) Diesel fuel tanks
can be placed on the ground level, but they need to be bolted in place to a large concrete pad to keep them from floating.
I don't fault the doctors or nurses or staff, but the engineers and architects need to have thier heads examined. If you want the staff to do thier job in an emergency
you need to give them the tools to do it. Anyone thinking that the government
can supply everything they need has a serious case of entitlement.
Personally, the only thing I think anyone is ENTITLED to is air, water
and the rights enshrined in the Constitution. Commit a crime and you give up some of those rights. Money
is not an entitlement and nor should the government ever make you whole for your own stupidty.
Besides, who needs flood insurance
when you live on a boat