Peace Corps Inspector General Says Delayed Care Contributed To Volunteer’s Death
The report calls for more thorough training for doctors and improved record-keeping.
The New York Times:
Report Faults Care Of Peace Corps Volunteer
In a detailed examination of the death of Nick Castle, a 23-year-old volunteer who was the subject of an article in The New York Times in July, the Peace Corps inspector general cited “cascading delays and failures in the treatment” of Mr. Castle as a factor in the death .... More broadly, the report calls on the Peace Corps to make changes to its health care system, including giving its doctors more thorough training in gastrointestinal illnesses, the most common health complaint from volunteers. It also suggests the agency improve record-keeping. (Stolberg, 11/24)