Colombian doctors are killed as their neutrality is ignoredBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7367.732/b (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:732
- Owain Johnson
Attacks against Colombian medical staff are rising because the country's rebel groups no longer respect their neutrality, a new report by the country's civil rights ombudsman says.
Ombudsman Eduardo Cifuentes said that 32 doctors and paramedics have been killed so far in 2002, while eight others are missing. A further 180 doctors have been forced to resign their jobs and leave their homes after receiving death threats, while attacks on medical staff in some areas are up by more …