(Sabah Newspaper, 15 July 2012)
Nail bits went into the eye of a worker at a furniture
workshop in Sultangazi, Istanbul, and it is alleged
that he spent seven hours passing through seven
hospitals. Ihsan Elbir (26) suffered the eye accident
the day before yesterday around noon and was taken
to a nearby private hospital where he received initial
His friends then took him to Bayrampaşa Eye Hospital,
İstanbul University Çapa Medical Center, Haseki
Training and Research Hospital, Beyoğlu Eye Hospital
and Haydarpaşa Model Training and Research Hospital,
from where Elbir was sent to yet another private hospital.
Health Minister Recep Akdağ has ordered an investigation
into the incident.