New York City hospitals and community-based health clinics will close midyear after 2-week-old Nathan died of bacterial pneumonia at an animal emergency hospital in Queens.
Emergency officials have said Nathan died from bacterial pneumonia and had a blood transfusion.
But his family and supporters say the hospital failed to provide proper care.
They have asked the city to reopen the facility.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo has ordered emergency shutdowns at all of the city’s five midtown emergency medical centers and at a hospital in the Bronx that has operated for several years.
The closure of the Midland Memorial Hospital, located on West Street near the intersection of West 125th Street, was the latest in a series of closures across New York.
The state’s health commissioner on Wednesday issued a letter to all health departments requesting they cease all animal-related activities until a health and safety investigation into the case has been completed.