Attacks within hospitals lack all morality

OPINION by Aayesha J Soni – On the 12thof November, 20-30 men arrived at the al-Ahly hospital in Hebron in two mini vans at around three o’clock in the morning, entering with someone in a wheelchair pretending to be pregnant. CCTV footage from inside the hospital revealed a large group[…]

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Obama apologizes for Kunduz attack

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime. MSF said that an independent humanitarian commission created under the[…]

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US to investigate Afghan hospital air strike

An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said. The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike “in[…]

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Red Cross Hospital in bid to shorten long wait for ops

The long wait for life-changing paediatric procedures is being shortened thanks to an initiative by the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. The annual Weekend Waiting List Initiative aims to ensure that an extra day is added to the hospital’s operating schedule. This would significantly decrease waiting lists for general paediatric surgery;[…]

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MPlain patients angered by “pathetic” service

Over the past few days VOC News has received an overwhelming number of calls from community members on the Cape Flats, complaining of dismal service at the Mitchell’s Plain District Hospital. These complaints range from extensive waiting times, poor attitude from staff as well as a shortage of crucial resources[…]

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GOTG opens new hospital in Syria

Global aid organisation Gift of the Givers has opened up a second hospital in Syria, as the number of causalities in the country’s civil war continues to war. The increased threat of attack, the influx of refugees from other parts of Syria and the patient overload demanded a further significant[…]

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