U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the federal government is allocating $32 million to the state of New York to cover all expenses related to ebola readiness and treatment.
Schumer says that money from the federal Department of Health and Human Services will reimburse the state's designated ebola treatment centers. New York City will receive $21.7 million and the rest of the state will receive $7.5 million.
The federal government will additionally pay for any expenses incurred by Bellevue Hospital, which treated ebola-stricken Dr. Craig Spencer for nearly three weeks. Spencer was diagnosed Oct. 23, days after returning from treating Ebola patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders. He recovered successfully from the deadly disease.