Turkish nursing home ties patients to bed, photos show

Turkish nursing home ties patients to bed, photos show

ISTANBUL
Turkish nursing home ties patients to bed, photos show

An employee secretly captured the photo showing that a patient was tied to bed. Radikal Photo.

Europe's second biggest nursing home, located in the Aegean province of İzmir, recently admitted to having tied patients to their beds following families’ requests, daily Taraf reported.

The incident was revealed when an employee passed on the secretly captured photos to Taraf because he had become incensed at the treatment.

The nursing home’s director, Zekeriya Altın, defended the procedure following media coverage. "Yes, we do tie the patient to prevent them from falling and hurting themselves,” Altın said.

Two patients have committed suicide in the last two years at the rest home, according to Taraf.

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