Donald Trump has enacted a law guaranteeing life-long medical assistance to firefighters and other rescuers who became ill after taking part in search and relief operations in New York after September 11, 2001. He told the press that he also spent a “long” time at “Ground Zero”, AFP reports.
“Our nation has a huge debt to each of you, which no word, no act will ever be able to pay,” said the US president in the White House garden, in front of about 60 rescuers who intervened on 9/11.
Donald Trump’s enactment of this measure ends a painful chapter for survivors, first responders and relatives of the 9/11 events, who have to come regularly to ask Congress to extend the compensation funds, the source said.
The new law now extends the mandate of “Victim Compensation Fund” until 2092.
The 9/11 events directly resulted in nearly 3,000 dead – most in Manhattanand more than 6,000 injured.