Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Employees Using Medical Tents For Manicures, Pedicures

A doctor, who was part of the disaster relief in Puerto Rico, quit after witnessing  and photographing federal disaster relief workers giving Puerto Ricans manicures and pedicures during a recent “spa day.”

The doctor told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that disaster relief employees “used the triage tents that are supposed to be for medical care and instead brought in local Puerto Rican residents to give the medical workers cut-rate manicures and pedicures.”

In her letter of resignation to the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), the doctor said, “I find this gross misuse of taxpayer funds and abuse of our privileged positions personally abhorrent.” 

The doctor opposed the “optics of NDMS medical personnel responsible for seeing injured and ill Puerto Ricans who have no homes, food or supplies having a spa day on taxpayer money,” which she found “personally abhorrent.”

The NDMS said it was investigating the situation.

(Source: MSNBC via Vid.me)

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