At Afghan Military Hospital, Graft and Deadly Neglect

American officers deployed as mentors in Afghanistan’s main military hospital discovered a shocking secret last year: Injured soldiers were routinely dying of simple infections and even starving to death as some corrupt doctors and nurses demanded bribes for food and the most basic of care.

The discovery, which hasn’t previously been reported, added new details to longstanding evidence of gross mismanagement at Dawood National Military Hospital, where most salaries and supplies are paid for by American taxpayers.

Yet the patient neglect continued for months after U.S. officials discovered it, as Afghan officials rebuffed American pressure to take action, multiple documents and testimonies viewed by The Wall Street Journal show.

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One comment on “At Afghan Military Hospital, Graft and Deadly Neglect

  1. BlueOntario says:

    It’s less the corruption that shocked me, but that it took 6 years to make a change. We’d have been better off treating the Afgan patriots in American facilties and shutting down the funding of these thieving murderers. Much better off.