Hospitals reject obese woman due to lack of stretcher for 230 kg

ANKARA: A Turkish woman living in Ankara cannot receive treatment at hospitals since the hospitals do not accept to treat claiming they do not have any stretcher to carry 230 kilograms of woman.

Esme Duman who has been suffering from obesity for six years, cannot walk for three months as her illness has gotten worse recently. Son of Duman, Halil Duman told Cihan news agency that their mother is in a life-critical condition but hospitals do not accept to treat her on the excuse that they do not have any stretcher to carry his mother weighing 230 kilograms.

Duman who is respiratory device dependent said she wants to be treated and walk again calling on the doctors and the hospitals.

SOURCE: CIHAN