Turkish Medical Association to stage lights-off protest for strain placed on health workers during pandemic

Duvar English

The Turkish Medical Association will stage a five-day lights-off protest starting on Nov. 11 to draw attention to the struggles experienced by health workers during the pandemic, urging everyone to turn their lights on and off at 9 p.m. each night.

“A total of 65 physicians and 145 health workers have died from COVID-19 in Turkey so far,” the Diyarbakır Medical Chamber noted in support of the protest.

The medical chamber said that the government failed to take the necessary precautions to fight the pandemic, and left health workers to bear the burden, which caused widespread burnout among the professionals.

The protest will last five days, calling for fair compensation for health workers, the chamber added.

“Darkness comes down as health workers burn out.”

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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