State Health Department tells New Jersey hospitals to step up security

The state Health Department told hospitals and ambulance services in New Jersey Wednesday to improve security measures.

New Jersey hospitals should be prepared in the event they became secondary targets in the wake of a large-scale attack. State authorities told hospital officials to keep a close watch on who and what is coming into and near their medical centers.

The Jersey City Medical Center has added extra cameras, security personnel and an access system to control who can enter certain parts of the hospital. The center also has equipment and medicine to help victims of a chemical attack.

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