They take their son with SSPE disease to treatment with impossibilities
SANLIURFA - Turning a minibus to an ambulance with their own possibilities to take their children with SSPE disease to Ankara, families indicated that they worry about their children to catch cold on the way.
Turning their minibus to an ambulance to take their children with SSPE disease, families said that they were worried that their children might catch cold on the way as the weather is cold.
Stating that they face with many difficulties while taking their children to hospital and when they return, families want to take their children to Ankara with a warm vehicle.
Going to Ankara within coordination of a project that accepted SSPE children, went to Ankara Hacettepe Hospital hoping their children with SSPE children to get well, are waiting to make the authorities to hear their voice.
Indicating that children to go Ankara under these conditions is very dangerous, SSPE patients charity and solidarity Association chairman Isa Cetinkaya said that any of the NGOs that they tried to meet didn’t accept them.
Expressing that the most difficulty that they face with on the way is cold weather, Isa Cetinkaya said, "21 patients were accepted from Sanliurfa. The patients that are accepted from Van, Hakkari and Yuksekova are traveling with plane ambulance but they even do not give an ordinary ambulance to us who are from Sanliurfa. The patients from other cities can stay in Asset and kindness home but I called the home and they said that we cannot stay there. We will arrive to Ankara around 1-2 o’clock and because we do not have any place to sleep we will have to sleep in our minibus."
"Many families cannot go for treatment"
Indicating that there had been many improvements on the patients who are treated Cetinkaya, said many families cannot take their children to hospital due to financial problems, which is why the authorities should find the solution for the problem soon.
Stating that it is very hard for them to take their child to hospital due to the cold weather conditions Mehmet Silga said, “The biggest risk for our children to be taken this way is the cold is inflammation of the throat to occur. Because the roads are very cold and our children are under the risk. At least our children should be taken to Ankara under the control of the government by plane or Ambulance. We want our children to be taken to cure in a warm environment." (ILKHA)