Two health officers were attacked by a patient and his relatives at the Aksaray Training and Research Hospital in Turkey. The incident occurred when Musa D. and his family came to the hospital for treatment and asked health officers Mahmut Okan Gün and Fatma Dönmez to remove the serum from Musa D.’s arm. The health officials told them they would remove the serum when they were done, which resulted in an aggressive reaction from the patient and his relatives. They beat the health officers, causing injuries to them.
Police officers arrived at the scene and detained Musa D., his mother Döne D., and relative Filiz K. The medical officers who received a report of the assault went to the police station to register complaints against the suspects. An investigation has been initiated to look into the matter.
Healthcare workers have been victimized in different parts of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. These health officials are working tirelessly during the pandemic, risking their own lives to save others. It is essential to provide a safe and supportive environment for healthcare workers and prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. Assaulting healthcare workers is a criminal offense, and those who do so should be punished accordingly. The safety and well-being of healthcare workers are a top priority, especially during these uncertain times.