New York State will pick up the debt-service tab for North General Hospital, which plans to file for bankruptcy, officials said Monday.

The Harlem nonprofit hospital has $117 million of outstanding refunding bonds issued by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York in 2003. The debt is secured by pledged revenues from the hospital and has the additional security of a state service contract equal to principal, interest, and sinking fund payments as long as the bonds are outstanding.

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