Erdoğan inaugurates Ankara Municipal Hospital


Turkey has become the world star in health care with its public and private hospitals, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on September 28 during the opening ceremony of Etlik City Hospital in Ankara.


“We have now become the world star of health with our public and private hospitals in the image of the world, our doctors whose diligence and competence are appreciated by all, our infrastructures for better quality services, and our highly qualified staff,” said the president.

Noting that Turkey, unlike many other developed countries, has managed to manage the pandemic, the biggest health crisis of the century, thanks to its “extensive network and robust infrastructure” in the field of health as well as hospitals of the city, which were quickly put into operation during this period, Erdoğan said.

Turkey has not only provided first-class services to its citizens, but also sent medical supplies to 161 countries and 12 international organizations to fight the coronavirus, he added.

“When we came into government 20 years ago, we promised our nation that we would uplift our country in education, health, justice and security. Thereafter, we promised that we would be the first country in the world in the fields of transport, agriculture, energy, diplomacy and foreign policy,” Erdoğan said and added that the Etlik City Hospital is one example of the government delivering on that promise.


He pointed out that Ankara Etlik City Hospital marks the 20th of the city hospitals inaugurated so far across the country, and 15 more are expected to be opened.

“With a capacity of over 4,000 beds, including 691 intensive care units, 1,000 polyclinics, 125 operating rooms, laboratories, research centers and an area of ​​over 1,145,000 square meters, this giant hospital was like a city of health,” he said. declared.

Along with the “white reform”, the health reform packages announced by the government since March have significantly solved the problems of the health workforce, Erdoğan said.


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