Injured Haitian earthquake victims being evacuated to Florida

*Via the Miami Herald: Gov. Charlie Crist says he just wanted the feds to help cover the cost of treating gravely injured Haitian evacuees. Instead, the U.S. put a halt to the mercy flights, a decision that one doctor says will cost scores of lives.

Medical evacuation flights from Haiti are scheduled to resume early Monday, almost a week after they were suspended amid finger-pointing among state and federal officials and the military.

“Patients are being identified for transfer, doctors are making sure that it is safe for them to fly, and we are preparing specific in-flight pediatric care aboard the aircraft where needed,” White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said Sunday evening.

He said the flights would resume by 5 a.m. Monday.

Obama administration officials said Saturday that the flights ceased Wednesday because of logistical challenges, not because of questions over who would pay the hospital bills in the United States, as the military had said earlier that day.

Get MORE of this Miami Herald story by Lesley Clark, HERE.