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Plenty of Beds at Local Hospitals

(LaPorte County, IN) - Local hospitals still have plenty of beds for COVID-19 patients. LaPorte County Commissioner Dr. Vidya Kora says the situation here is nowhere close to where it is in some places like New York City.


Kora, who has a family medical practice in Michigan City, is also on the board of directors at Franciscan Health. Kora says Franciscan and LaPorte Hospital have added beds. One way is not doing non-emergency surgeries right now until the public health crisis is over.


Kora says the hospitals are taking a financial loss by not doing non-emergency surgeries right now, but hopes the federal government Will help absorb their losses.

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