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(Rockville, MD)  —  The Montgomery County Council will consider a grant that would allow for the purchase of computer software and hardware to track the locations of patients transported to area hospitals from the scene of an accident.  Using hand-held technology, the system would be used to distribute patients to the most available hospitals in a mass casualty incident.  The 237-thousand dollars for the Urban Area Security Initiative Patient Tracking program would be provided through a federal grant.  A public hearing is scheduled for May 17th.

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