A public hospital in Istanbul provided a vehicle for 14 passengers to some 30 health workers as transportation to work during the weekend-long curfew imposed with 2 hours notice April 10, Mesopotamia Agency reported.
Pediatric emergency room nurse Doğan Güneş Yıldız said that the Hamidiye Etfal Teaching and Research Hospital where he works told them the night of April 10 that the administration would be sending vehicles to take them to work.Izmir hospital exiles ER nurse for exposing shortage of personal protective equipment
“I was waiting on Mecidiyeköy Square with four others. A bus with 14 seats arrived. There were 22 health workers in there including the driver,” Yıldız said.
While many of the health workers had to ride the bus standing, there should have only been seven people on the bus according to COVID-19 restrictions, Yıldız added.
“If we get sick, everybody gets sick. The government fails to understand this. We need to live in order to let others live. I just can’t take that car to the hospital.”Istanbul health workers laid off amid ban on resignations due to COVID-19 outbreakNon-unionized workers in Istanbul at higher risk during COVID-19 outbreakPsychiatric Association of Turkey opens hotline for health workers amid COVID-19 outbreak