US to open its doors to foreigners for Ebola treatment

India Today  New Delhi, October 19, 2014 | UPDATED 15:01 IST

President Barack Obama plans to allow foreign nationals suffering from deadly Ebola to receive treatment in the US, a report said.

As part of Obama’s open door policy, non-US citizens from the Ebola infected countries may be allowed on US soil to receive treatment, it said.

It was, however, not immediately known who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-US Ebola patients.

The plans include special waiver of laws that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola in the country.

The proposal is yet to be presented to the Congress even though it would require its approval, the report said citing Judicial Watch.

In West Africa, there are about

Of some 9,200 Ebola cases reported in West Africa, some 4,500 cases have been fatal, WHO said.
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