CONGO: "Irresponsible officials" put patients at risk

Saturday, November 22, 2008
BRAZZAVILLE Wednesday, October 01, 2008 (IRIN) - Health officials in some hospitals in Congo are putting patients' lives at risk by engaging in unethical practices, local human rights groups have warned. "The behaviour of such officials, notably their greed and the fraudulent sale of medicines, is a great obstacle to the right to healthcare," Maixent Fortunin Hanimbat, president of the rights group, Forum pour la gouvernance et les droits de l'homme (FGDH), said. "It is inconceivable that after...