Girl wounded by police gas canister discharged due to lack of space
DHA PhotoDilan Alp, a 17-year-old student who was attacked by police with a gas canister during day-long battles on May Day, has been discharged from hospital despite continuing injuries due to a lack of hospital room, daily Radikal has reported.
Dilan’s father was called yesterday to take her daughter elsewhere, with hospital officials reportedly stating: “We will discharge your daughter because we have no vacancies. You can take her home or to a different hospital.”
The father, Ali Ekber Alp, accused hospital officials of discharging her daughter in a hurry. He also said he insisted on his daughter remaining in hospital until she recovered from the injuries to her head caused by the force of the blow from the police gas canister but that his request was refused by hospital staff.
The hospital discharged Dilan without offering any information to the press on her health. She is now receiving treatment at a private medical center.