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Video shows US patient's death

Video footage has emerged of an American woman dying on the floor of a New York City hospital as workers failed to help for more than an hour.

Esmin Green, 49, who was said to have suffered a mental breakdown, had been waiting to be seen at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, for some 24 hours.

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which runs the hospital, has now agreed to increase the monitoring of patients at the hospital's psychiatric ward, after a law suit. Six people have also been fired or suspended as a result of the incident.

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