Reference : V-P-CD-E-01407
Date : 20/12/2011
Caption : North Kivu province, Goma, Bethesda hospital. A patient, who sustained a serious injury to the leg, lays on a bed. The wound went gangrenous, resulting in his leg being amuputated just before the hip.
Photographer : MOORE, Phil
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The bullet hit his spinal cord, and doctors are not yet sure if he will recover the mobility of his legs. As soon as his condition is stable enough, he will be quickly referred to the rehabilitation centre.

The ICRC supports the hospital by paying fees for patients who are injured within the context of violence in the province. In addition to direct support to the hospital, the ICRC gives a certain amount of money per day to patients and carers, to enable them to buy food, soap and other necessary items during their stay in the hospital.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4136x2752
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour