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No logic in cutting obstetric, pediatric care

Re “Supervisors Move to Close Some King/Drew Wards,” Aug. 17

Hospitals in Third World countries do not have transplant teams or cardiac surgery, but they certainly have obstetrics and pediatrics. While the country is besieged with teen pregnancy, childhood obesity and other preventable pediatric ailments, the three white males sitting on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors prepare to cut essential services at King/Drew for underserved African Americans and Latinos without in-depth analysis of their actions.

Reason dictates that they should take the time necessary to evaluate how closing these services would save or doom King/Drew. It is my hope that the citizens of this county will not sit still while such an atrocity takes place.

A. PATRICIA DEL ANGEL MD

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Culver City


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