The US military has
halted flights carrying Haitian earthquake victims to the United States
because of an apparent cost dispute, and a doctor warned that some
injured patients faced imminent death if the flights don't resume.
evacuations were temporarily suspended Wednesday, said Capt. Kevin
Aandahl, spokesman for US Transportation Command. The flights were
halted a day after Florida Governor Charlie Crist asked the federal
government to help pay for care.
However, Dr. Barth Green, a
doctor involved in the relief effort in Port-au-Prince, warned that his
patients needed to get to better hospitals.
"We have 100
critically ill patients who will die in the next day or two if we don't
Medevac them," said Green, chairman of the University of Miami's Global
Institute for Community Health and Development.