FALLOUT:Remarks from the Consumers’ Foundation on Tuesday could spark disputes over treatment of the victims of the Color Play Asia blast and fire, experts say
Date: Jul 16, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Taiwan Medical Association (TMA) yesterday urged the public to respect
physicians’ professionalism and medical decisions in the wake of recent “suggestions” from the Consumers’ Foundation’s on the treatment of burn victims in the Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸) inferno last month.
“More than 20 of the victims sustained burns covering more than 80 percent of their bodies. However, despite these distressing circumstances, the nation’s doctors have managed to maintain a relatively low fatality rate in the catastrophic event,” association secretary-general Tsai Ming-chung (蔡明忠) told a news conference in Taipei.
The public should have faith in Taiwan’s medical system, which was highly lauded by six Japanese physicians who visited earlier this week to conduct case discussions and exchange views on the treatment of burn victims, Tsai said. [FULL STORY]