November 12, 2012 – Under a proposal announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. would receive $300 million for repairs to five hospitals damaged by superstorm Sandy, including two that are expected to remain closed for admissions until next year. Bloomberg said the $300 million would be included in a $500 million emergency capital request to be voted on by the City Council on Nov. 13. The funding would repair electrical systems, elevators, boilers and other damages at the city-owned hospitals, the mayor said. The remaining $200 million would be to repair damaged schools. Storm damage forced the Health and Hospitals Corp. to evacuate and then close Bellevue Hospital Center and Coney Island Hospital.
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