The armed conflict continues to escalate in Ukraine as Russia refuses to stop the invasion and withdraw its armed forces. This humanitarian crisis has been causing numerous Ukraine civilian casualties, and soldiers from both sides are dying for an unjustified war. The World Medical Association (WMA) and Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) expressed deep concern about the conflict and strongly stressed that the international principle of medical neutrality and human rights must be respected.
Dr. Tai-Yuan CHIU, as the President of Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO), echoes the views of WMA and CPME and strongly urges the Russian leaders to comply with the principle of medical neutrality and ensure that medical facilities will not be military targets, doctors and healthcare workers will not be prevented from providing medical care to patients, and patients and casualties will have full access to healthcare. Dr. CHIU also appeals for medical associations of CMAAO to advise their governments to condemn the Russian military action and ask the armed conflict to end soon.
March 1, 2022