Istanbul Chamber of Doctors: Investigation Opened for “Voluntary Infirmaries”!

14.06.2013
Translated by Translators For Justice
Source: http://www.istabip.org.tr/index.php/kurumsal/kurullar/yonetim-kurulu/basin-aciklamalari/183-2013/2970-goenuellue-revirlere-soruturma-acld-tek-bir-hastamzn-tek-bir-meslektamzn-smini-dahi-salk-bakanlna-vermeyeceiz.html

Investigation Opened for “Voluntary Infirmaries”!
We Will Not Give Even One Colleague’s Nor One Patient’s Name to the Ministry of Health!

In Turkey, for eighteen days; millions of people have taken to streets as a democratic response against the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) anti-environment, anti-nature, anti-human politics, against its efforts to redesign the society from top to bottom using social engineering practices and against its attempts of dictatorship.

In Turkey, for eighteen days; an unprecedented violence has been going on.

In Turkey, for eighteen days; people are exposed to mass violence.

In Turkey, for eighteen days; the citizens who try to protect their trees, parks, lifestyles have been attacked by gas bombs, plastic bullets, batons, sticks and clubs; they are beaten, shot or killed.

In Turkey, for eighteen days; from professors, lecturers, specialist and practicing physicians to young medical faculty students, who have been the most helpful, all together they have given a huge lesson on the medicine and humanity.

In their white uniforms, stetoscopes in hands, goggles and gas masks covering their faces, they have been risking their lives for succoring people who are short of breath, whose head or arm or leg broken, who writh in pain because of a bullet in the eye.

Yes, we admit; we had never even thought that the Ministry of Health would comprehend this lesson on medicine.

Yes, we admit; we had never expected the political power to perceive this lesson on humanity.

However; we had never foreseen they would act in a way neither the Nazi Germany nor Mussolini’s Italy nor Franco’s Spain nor any other fascist regime had acted, either.

But they did:
Chief auditor to the Ministry of Health, B. İzzet Taşçı, sent an “Urgent” official document on June 13th, 2013 to the İstanbul Chamber of Doctors to notify that an investigation/inspection launched for the “volunteer infirmaries” that helped the Taksim Gezi Park insurgents and that we “respectfully submit” the names of the doctors who took charge in the infirmaries and the list of the patients who received a treatment there should be delivered “urgently”.

We indulge his “request” “urgently” and send out the response letter he had been expecting on June 13th from here, the heart of resistence Gezi Park on June 14th:

Chief auditor to the Ministry of Health and who charged him with this duty should know that;

1- All the citizens who have been resisting for eighteen days to the violence, barbarity, oppression and fascism are OUR PRIDE.
2- All the patients who have seen immediate medical treatment by us, who have been wounded, suffering and writhing in pain can be sure that all the information is SECURED BY US.
3- All our colleagues who have been succoring the injured insurgents for eighteen days round-the-clock without fearing from the gas bombs, water cannons and TOMA’s are OUR PRIDE.

Chief auditor to the Ministry of Health and who charged him with this duty should know that;
WE WILL NOT GIVE EVEN ONE COLLEAGUE’S NOR ONE PATIENT’S NAME TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH!

TURKISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CENTRAL COUNCIL
İSTANBUL CHAMBER OF DOCTORS ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD

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