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Cuban court sentences doctors for cold snap deaths

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by cream.b, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. cream.b

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    The director of a psychiatric hospital in Cuba where 26 patients died from hypothermia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    Twelve other staff at the hospital in the capital Havana also received sentences of between five and 14 years.
    Critics of the government say the deaths exposed failings in Cuba's health system, which the communist authorities hail as a top achievement.
    The tribunal said the accused were guilty of neglect.
    The patients died of hypothermia and other ailments during a spell of unusually cold weather in January 2010.
    The independent Cuban Human Rights Commission at the time blamed the deaths on "criminal negligence" and the dilapidated state of the hospital, which houses around 2,500 patients.

    i think the tanzania government should investigate the mwanayamala issuse to and put the culprites in jail lesson learned