Ko made the remark on Facebook, following a statement by the National Taiwan University Hospital Union earlier that afternoon urging politicians to stop using the hospital and its medical professionals as background for their election campaigns and to respect patient privacy.
The union’s post came after Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and other KMT politicians visited KMT legislators Lin Yi-hua (林奕華) and Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) in NTUH’s emergency room on Friday night.
Lin and Chen were hospitalized in the acute and critical care section of the emergency room.
Chen’s fingers and Lin’s leg were caught in a door and they claimed to have difficulty breathing after a scuffle earlier on Friday when police at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Taipei blocked a group of KMT lawmakers and city councilors from entering it.
The KMT politicians were there to demand that Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) offer an explanation for the suicide last year of Su Chii-cherng (蘇啟誠), the then-director-general of the Osaka branch of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Japan.
Their demand came after Yang Hui-ju (楊蕙如), a former campaign aide to Representative to Japan Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly directing an online influence campaign and accusing the Osaka branch of failing to help Taiwanese stuck at Japan’s Kansai Airport when Typhoon Jebi hit the country on Sept. 4 last year.
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