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Thai doctors say they won’t treat police who attack demonstrators

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 17 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2132
  1. Ben Bland
  1. 1Singapore

    The Medical Council of Thailand has launched an investigation after a group of doctors at Bangkok’s leading university hospital said they would not treat police officers hurt in violent clashes with antigovernment protestors last week.

    The group of around 50 doctors at Chulalongkorn Hospital said that as a protest against the government’s use of violence on demonstrators they would deny treatment to injured police.

    But Suthep Kolchanwit, the group’s leader, later apologised for having announced the boycott, insisting that he had not, in practice, denied treatment …

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