Comptroller John Liu said long waits put women in jeopardy and violated the city’s policies recommending waits of no more than two weeks for routine screening.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
The city’s Health and Hospitals Corp. called the findings outdated. Ana Marengo, a spokeswoman for the municipal hospital system, said the audit failed to look at the last two years when significant improvements were made.READ MORE: NYPD: Man Shot Inside Union Square Subway Station
She said patients with a lump or other negative findings can receive a diagnostic screening within 24 to 72 hours.
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