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Jaume Padrós, president of the Medical Association of Barcelona, has raised professional doubts about the testimonies of some Spanish police officers in the Supreme Court trial of the Catalan independence leaders. The police officers, members of the Spanish National Police and Civil Guard, have accused Catalan doctors of a lack of ethics and professionalism in their medical actions during the referendum on October 1st, 2017, and in some cases it is even claimed that doctors refused to give treatment. The head of the association countered these accusations in a Twitter thread: 

Padrós stated that all doctors have an obligation to attend loyally to their patients which is "above any condition, ideology, profession or race." He claims that not doing so would be a serious violation of the code of ethics, and that as civil servants, the Civil Guards and National Police affected would, in turn, have had the obligation to lay complaints about such behaviour. In over a year, the Medical Association directed by Padrós has not received a single complaint of this type, and for this reason Padrós concludes that "this accusation is false."

Padrós considers that these statements by police officers under oath are very serious and states that he will propose to the Board of Governors of the Barcelona Medical Association that it take action to defend doctors who may feel that their professionalism and honour have been questioned.