A notice declaring the closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Centre in Fairmont, West Virginia, is taped on its emergency room door on March 19. Photo: AP A notice declaring the closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Centre in Fairmont, West Virginia, is taped on its emergency room door on March 19. Photo: AP
A notice declaring the closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Centre in Fairmont, West Virginia, is taped on its emergency room door on March 19. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: preparing for crisis, hospitals across US struggle under financial strain, equipment shortages

  • Medical facilities in smaller American cities and rural areas face grim reckoning as Covid-19 spreads
  • Halt in non-essential, revenue-generating surgeries and procedures pummels hospitals’ bottom lines

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A notice declaring the closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Centre in Fairmont, West Virginia, is taped on its emergency room door on March 19. Photo: AP A notice declaring the closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Centre in Fairmont, West Virginia, is taped on its emergency room door on March 19. Photo: AP
A notice declaring the closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Centre in Fairmont, West Virginia, is taped on its emergency room door on March 19. Photo: AP
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