Thursday, February 08, 2007

Number of Patients Surge at Ground Zero Clinic

Number of Patients Surge at Ground Zero Clinic
http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?id=34812&siteSection=1

*Updated*: February 8th, 2007 01:39 PM EDT

*CARL CAMPANILE*
*Courtesy of The New York Post <http://www.nypost.com/>*

The number of patients enrolled at Mount Sinai's World Trade Center
health
clinic skyrocketed 50 percent last month following the publicity
surrounding
the death of retired cop Cesar Borja, The Post has learned.

More than 600 additional patients - mostly 9/11 rescue workers -
registered
at Mount Sinai's medical-monitoring program in January claiming
they've
become ill from breathing toxic air and dust at Ground Zero.

In the prior two months, about 400 new patients applied for
monitoring.

The dramatic surge occurred around the time of Borja's death on the
day
President Bush's State of the Union Address.

Bush was so moved by Borja's death that he agreed to meet with
Borja's son
Ceasar last week, and announced $25 million in the federal budget to
help
screen and treat sick 9/11 responders.

Borja's death of lung disease - believe to be linked to Ground Zero
exposure
over three months - "increased awareness" about 9/11 health concerns
and
spurred a new wave of patients, said Mount Sinai spokesman Leslie
Schwartz.

*Republished with permission of The New York Post.*

Bush was moved??? yeah right

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