South Korean tourist to be transferred via ambulance plane to Seoul from Turkish resort Antalya
The transfer will come after four Korean tourists were killed, one tourist was heavily injured, and three others were injured after a minibus collided with an automobile in Antalya’s Kemer district on May 3.
Jae Pil Kim was rushed to the Antalya Training and Research Hospital for treatment. After his treatment in Turkey is completed he will be transferred to Seoul via a plane ambulance assigned by the Health Ministry, medic Mehmet Bilgin stated.
Bilgin will accompany Kim during the journey to Seoul.
“We transferred the patient on May 7 to regular treatment services. His lungs are in a good condition. He has a problem with his neck, so he has to go with a special tool that is attached to the neck while being transported. The patient has been treated and will go home to rest. There will be no treatment in his country, he can fly in a stable state,” he said.
Antalya Provincial Health Director Ünal Hülür said three other people who were injured in the accident have also been discharged from hospital.
“In accordance with the directives of the president [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan], our health minister will come from Antalya to Istanbul to transfer the patient to Seoul. Our ministry has assigned an aircraft ambulance and we will assign a medic for the Korean patient,” Hülür said.