GENEVA (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says it took the wrenching decision not to formally inform Syria’s government or its Russian allies about the location of some medical facilities like one hit by a deadly airstrike this week, amid concerns that by doing so it could open them up to targeting amid recent violence that has injured and killed many civilians.
Source: Syrian gov’t not given GPS data of hospital hit by strike
HWH Comment: Medical staffers shouldn’t be making security decisions for everyone else at their hospitals. That action should have been discussed with security experts.
That inappropriate action cost lives. Doctors Without Borders need to stick to treating the sick and injured and leave the security aspect of their operations to those trained to make security decisions.
If this had happened anywhere else law suits would follow this gross negligence on the part of the medical staffers – and it should.