Photos and testimony from the Dawood Military Hospital scandal have been released, giving more revelations to the U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that treated patients with no care or regard.
According to BuzzFeed, the Congress investigation into the the Dawood Military Hospital scandal has led to a recent release of disturbing and graphic photos and testimony from those who suffered from the hospital’s lack of care. Moreover, the Congress investigation also revealed that the then commander of the $11.2 billion dollar a year Afghan training program Lt. General William B. Caldwell tried to block Congress from pursuing their investigation and attempted a cover-up.
Currently, there are two ongoing investigations into the Dawood Military Hospital Scandal; one investigation focuses on the Military Whistleblower Protection Act and the other is centered on Caldwell’s politically-motivated decision to delay investigations into the hospital until after the 2010 elections.
All photos and testimony are provided by Buzzfeed. Warning, all what you see next is very graphic and detailed and should therefore be seen by mature viewers only.
Colonel Gerald Nicholas Carozza: “Patients were lying in filth, in some cases starving and with grotesque bed sores. One patient was on the brink of starving to death.”
Patients would go untreated and receive little to no care during their stay.
This patient received no care for three days. Four days later, he died of paritonitis related sepsis without ever going back to operating room for care.
Colonel Mark Fassl: “Open baths of blood draining out of soldiers’ wounds, the feces on the floor. How could we be allowing this type of suffering to go on?“
Col. Geller: “Today, not just in 2010 or 2011, individuals…who perpetrated…unspeakable abuses upon Afghan soldiers, civilians and family members walk the halls of the Daoud Khan hospital unrepentant, unscathed, enriched, and still unprosecuted. When Col Pagel, accompanied by a young USMC Capt. attorney, asked me if there was any reason to believe LTG Caldwell delayed the investigations into the NMH I replied: ‘Any reason to believe? I know it for a fact.’“