Perhaps the greatest problems in the assembly centers and internment camps were inadequate medical facilities and care.
We all have basic rights, one of them is the right to life. However without sufficient care this rights had been taken away from Mabel Ota.
"There was only one obstetrician in that camp of ten thousand people, at the beginning anyway. And many of the women there were in their child bearing years like myself. Once a month I went in for a checkup...but she came one month early, and when I went to the hospital, the nurse said the doctor had collapsed during the course of previous day or night. He had delivered two babies and he had been on his feet all that time without help, so he collapsed and had gone back to the barracks to sleep. I was in the room by myself and the nurse would come and check me every once in a while. I have a very long labor, almost twenty-eight hours. The nurse who was checking me would listen to the heartbeat of the baby, and finally she said the heartbeat was getting very,very,faint and she was going to call the doctor. But you know, for twenty eight hours the doctor didn't come to see me. So then the doctor informed me that they were going to have to use forceps to pull the baby out with forceps because they couldn't perform any operation because there was no anesthesiologist in camp. I am convinced that she suffered permanent brain damage at birth."
Live footage of what the camps looked like from the inside.