Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "3 Ambulance Firms Banned in Aid Cases" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune

Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "3 Ambulance Firms Banned in Aid Cases" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune

County Welfare Chief Orders Investigation

by: William Jones | publication date: June 11, 1970 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 2

"David L. Daniel, county public aid director, yesterday banned three Chicago ambulance companies from transporting public aid patients following Tribune disclosures of sadistic treatment of the ill and injured.  Daniel said the order will remain in effect until his office completes a thoro [sic] investigation of the treatment of welfare patients by the companies.  The public aid chief said there will be not interruption of emergency transportation of welfare patients because the calls usually referred to the three will be handled by other ambulance companies. . ."

The Tribune's undercover series on Chicago's private ambulance firms results in three companies being banned from welfare cases.

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