CHICAGO, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is
attributable to Edward L. Langston, M.D., Chair, AMA Board of Trustees:
"The American Medical Association (AMA) is very pleased with today's
grand jury decision to not indict Louisiana physician Dr. Anna Pou on
charges stemming from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The AMA is proud
of Dr. Pou and the many heroic physicians and other health care
professionals who sacrificed and distinguished themselves in the aftermath
of Hurricane Katrina. We believe these physicians served as bright lights
during New Orleans' darkest hour.
"The AMA continues to be very concerned about criminalizing decisions
about patient care, especially those made during the chaotic aftermath of a
disaster, when medical personnel and supplies are severely compromised."
SOURCE American Medical Association