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US agency formalizes border medical plan after migrants die

1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, December 31 2019 Dec 31, 2019 December 31, 2019 2:35 PM December 31, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By COLLEEN LONG
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is formally codifying a medical plan formed in the wake of a massive surge of migrant families to the U.S.-Mexico border and deaths in their custody. The goal was to increase medical care and efficiency. The plan comes after a public outcry over the medical care of migrants in border custody, and the deaths of children. The plan includes a sustainable plan for triage, plus screenings for respiratory systems, plus vaccine requirements for staff and supplies on hand.

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