Wednesday, October 23

According to multiple researchers, some hospitals across developing nations violate patients' human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills. Several reports found the practice to be widespread across Africa, Europe and Asia. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Experts discuss the detention of hospital patients who are unable to pay fees

Some hospitals across developing nations violate patients’ human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills, according to multiple researchers. Multiple news reports and research papers uncovered the extent of hospital detentions, referring to the practice of unlawfully detaining patients within the institution until the patients’ incurred costs are fully paid. Read more...

According to multiple researchers, some hospitals across developing nations violate patients' human rights and detain them for failing to pay their bills. Several reports found the practice to be widespread across Africa, Europe and Asia. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Los Angeles International Airport will require curbside pickups by ride-hailing and taxi drivers to take place at a nearby parking lot at 9160 Sky Way.(Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
Los Angeles International Airport will require curbside pickups by ride-hailing and taxi drivers to take place at a nearby parking lot at 9160 Sky Way.(Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Harrison "Psalm" Chang dropped out of UCLA in 2016 to pursue esports full-time. He won nearly $2 million in July after coming in second place in the Fortnite World Cup competition. (Courtesy of Harrison Chang)
Harrison "Psalm" Chang dropped out of UCLA in 2016 to pursue esports full-time. He won nearly $2 million in July after coming in second place in the Fortnite World Cup competition. (Courtesy of Harrison Chang)

Zuriel Oduwole, a first-year psychobiology student, has met more than 30 presidents and prime ministers during her work advocating for children's access to education. She began her rise to prominence at 9 years old when she won a national history competition. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Zuriel Oduwole, a first-year psychobiology student, has met more than 30 presidents and prime ministers during her work advocating for children's access to education. She began her rise to prominence at 9 years old when she won a national history competition. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Westwood Village Improvement Association turned the parking spaces in front of the Ministry of Coffee into a parklet with games and refreshments Friday. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)
The Westwood Village Improvement Association turned the parking spaces in front of the Ministry of Coffee into a parklet with games and refreshments Friday. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Thousands of activists – many of them middle and high school students cutting class – filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to join millions others worldwide protesting climate change. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Thousands of activists – many of them middle and high school students cutting class – filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to join millions others worldwide protesting climate change. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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