Abandoned and neglected at mining district’s hospital

For villagers living around Glencore’s massive mining complex in the Peruvian district of Espinar, health can be considered a luxury. The main town’s hospital lacks a wide array of basic equipment. The Swiss company donated oxygen to fill shortages caused by surging demand due to COVID-19, but former hospital director Nubia Blanco Pillco says needs including access to clean water, are still unmet.

A previous version of this report named Nubia Blanco Pillco as the Espinar hospital's director. She is now its former director, her successor having taken over on July 7.

This content was published on July 12, 2021 - 09:00
Paula Dupraz-Dobias

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