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Section: General News - Amnesty International says North Koreans seeking health care often face surgery without anesthesia and hypodermic needles that are not sterilized. The group said witnesses it interviewed described hospitals where hypodermic needles were not sterilized and sheets not regularly washed.
It said amputation and other major surgeries are routinely conducted without anesthesia.
The North Korean government claims health care is free, but the Amnesty …