A court has ordered Puerto Rico's power company to temporarily restore electricity at a hospital that owes nearly $4 million.
The order was issued Friday as the hospital and power company struggle to reach an agreement on a payment plan. The island's Electric Power Authority had cut off electricity on Thursday at the Santa Rosa Hospital in the southern coastal town of Guayama as part of a government-wide crackdown on people and businesses that owe money. The company is $9 billion in debt.
The company said late Friday that it reached deals with two other hospitals that faced power cutoffs on Monday.
Puerto Rico is struggling through a decade-long economic stagnation and faces $70 billion in public debt that the governor has said is unpayable and needs restructuring.