torsdag, juli 22, 2010

North Korea Report Alleges Amputations Without Anesthesia

Hospitals have no electricity or heat, and medicines must be bought privately, says Amnesty International.

North Korea has long boasted of its universal health-care system. But interviews Amnesty International conducted with defectors from the country paint a far more gruesome picture.

Amnesty International interviewed more than 40 people who had escaped the oppressive regime of leader Kim Jong-il. They painted a picture of hospitals without electricity or heat, where doctors work by candlelight, lack essential medicines, and sometimes amputate without anesthesia.