About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

33 MSF Staff, Patients Still Missing After US Air Strike On Kunduz Hospital

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on October 9, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Font : A-A+

 33 MSF Staff, Patients Still Missing After US Air Strike On Kunduz Hospital

Five days after the US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz 33 people are still missing. Guilhem Molinie, country representative for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Afghanistan, said, "Of the missing, nine are patients and 24 are staff."

Molinie said, "We are still in shock. We lost many colleagues and at the moment it's clear that we don't want to take the risk for any of our staff. We don't control the hospital."

Advertisement

The air strike in the early hours of October 3, 2015, has killed 12 MSF staff and 10 patients. This has prompted the charity to close the trauma center which was seen as a lifeline in a war-battered region with scant medical care.

US President Barack Obama has apologized to MSF head Joanne Liu, admitting that the strike was a mistake. Three separate probes, by the US military, NATO and Afghan officials, are under way.
Advertisement

However, MSF which has condemned the attack as a war crime, is stressing the need for an international investigation, saying, "The bombing raid was in contravention of the Geneva Conventions."

Liu said, "We cannot rely on an internal military investigation. The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission should probe the bombing."

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Drug Interaction Checker The Essence of Yoga Iron Intake Calculator Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Drug Side Effects Calculator Blood - Sugar Chart
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

33 MSF Staff, Patients Still Missing After US Air Strike On Kunduz Hospital Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests