Tag: Hospital

Armed Gangs Are Taking Over Hospitals in Venezuela

Despite protection from state-appointed security officials, Caracas University Hospital (HUC) in Venezuela has reportedly been taken over by an armed gang.

At least 20 armed people have taken over an office on the ground floor of the hospital, as well as performing during as guards, orderlies, attendants and supervisors.

The group reportedly has total impunity, to the point that its members have been able to shoot patients and bystanders in full view of officials of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB).

According to the report, the group has been responsible for threats on workers who ask for better working conditions.

Mozambique: Opposition Group Raids Hospitals

RENAMO Attacks Deprive Thousands of Health Care

Armed men linked to Mozambique’s main opposition party, the Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO), have raided at least two hospitals and two health clinics over the past month. The attacks on the medical facilities, which involved looting medicine and supplies and destroying medical equipment, threaten access to health care for tens of thousands of people in remote areas of the country.

“RENAMO’s attacks on hospitals and health clinics are threatening the health of thousands people in Mozambique,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “RENAMO’s leadership needs to call off these attacks on health facilities immediately.”