Health Minister Fahrettin Koca came to Bursa for a series of visits. Visiting Bursa Governor Yakup Canbolat and then making a statement to the press, Koca assessed the latest pandemic situation and Bursa’s investments. Referring to the scientific committee meeting to be held on Wednesday, Koca said it will be one of the most important meetings of the scientific committee. In addition, Koca said the results of the Medical Specialization Examination (TUS), which is expected to be announced on March 31, will be announced by OSYM today, and 11,500 doctors will be experts.
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Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca assessed the health services and investments in Bursa and said: “We had the opportunity to discuss the situation of the provision of health services in Bursa, the needs in the field of health and issues for which support has been requested.Our other important agenda item with our investments in health.Bursa is one of the fastest growing cities in our country.At the same time , it is positioning itself as the health care delivery center of our South Marmara region. Along with this, the needs in the field of health are increasing. The increase in the capacity and quality of the 1355-bed city hospital, which was commissioned 3 years ago, has contributed greatly to our health services. It has taken on a heavy load during the pandemic period. In Bursa, we are currently continuing our health services. advanced health with our hospital from the city, our high-specialization research and training hospital with 1,520 beds, Uludağ University Hospital with 900 beds, and public hospitals. We have a total of 18 buildings, two of which are currently under construction. Indeed, we also have family health centers and 112 emergency posts. We will open our Çekirge State Hospital and Harmancık District Integrated Hospital in 2023. Besides, a total of 42 healthcare investments, including four hospital buildings, are in the planning stage. Among these important projects are a 100-bed spastic children’s hospital, a 600-bed central public hospital and a 150-unit oral health hospital. It is possible for our compatriots to access qualified healthcare services and with our dedicated healthcare staff who bring these hospitals to life.
“Since this year, our health army in Bursa has reached a total of 28 thousand 15 people, of whom 6 thousand 433 are doctors and dentists. This number was 6 thousand 781 in 2002, of whom 2562 were doctors and In other words, our skilled human resources have more than quadrupled in 20 years,” Koca said, “You can see a similar development in emergency health services. from 14 in 2002, increased to 92 as of the last month, and the number of ambulances, which was 20, increased by 7 cards to 145″. Even if the corona virus epidemic, which has taken hold of the global agenda for 2 years, is still on the agenda, it is time to get it out of our minds. From now on we want to continue our daily life protecting the personal guard with measures and vaccination. We are safer, now we have the vaccine and the medicine. The number of cases is 3 since yesterday. It has fallen to 200 Fewer and fewer of our patients are finding themselves in the intensive care units of our hospitals, and the Kovid wards are gradually closing. We will discuss the drop point and current measures. In my opinion, this will be one of the most important meetings of the scientific committee,” he said.
“WE HAVE ENTERED A NEW ERA”
Asked about the decline of the epidemic and the expectations in this regard, he said: “The epidemic has started to slip off the agenda day by day. I can say that since yesterday it has decreased to 3,200 cases, the lowest level for the last year and a half. Other than that, the number of people who died yesterday was 17. I can say that we don’t have any patients who died without any other illness, including those who died recently. Therefore, I can say that in this period, the epidemic has gradually disappeared from the agenda, and there are no patients in the covid care beds in more than 20 cities. Risky, people with diseases Chronic patients over 65 should protect themselves, Personal precautions should be in effect, but on the other hand, everyone should keep booster doses on the agenda. For those who have chronic diseases beyond a certain age, there is also a medicine that we produce locally, as you know. It is important that they test early for access to this medication, take personal precautions, flu, etc. As things stand, we are entering a period when he will intervene. In particular, our pre-Omicron hospital load has now decreased by a quarter in Turkey. It’s gone down so much,” he said.
“RESULTS CAN BE ANNOUNCED TODAY”
Expressing that the Medical Specialization Examination (TUS) will be announced today, Koca said, “As you know, the results were usually announced when the quotas were announced. This year, a law was passed by the Turkish Grand National Assembly to regulate an unfair situation in the staff of the Ministry of Health and has been approved by our president. Frankly, we have been waiting for this law to be passed. We have already informed ÖSYM. I wish to say that it can be announced by ÖSYM today. There will be about 11,500 major student cadres,” he said.
“WE WANT TO PRODUCE INSULIN”
Explaining his contributions to insulin production and the healthcare industry, Koca said, “There are 16 types of insulin related to the treatment and protection of diabetes. -We will support GE studies. In the coming period , we want to produce insulin from There is this infrastructure in Turkey. Apart from that, we are also calling for an insulin sensor and insulin pump in the near future. This is an extremely important development. We want to locate it and start an early period for TYPE- 1 diabetes, especially for our children. Apart from that, we had three vaccines that we called before. After Turkovac, vaccines for hepatitis – A, chicken pox and rabies. We have come to the end point. This vaccine will also be produced to be produced from Turkey. Let’s watch them carefully,” he said.
Minister Koca, adding that the number of cases in 20 cities has been reset and Bursa is not in that number yet, said, “We currently have almost 50 cases in Bursa. The number of patients in intensive care has also gradually decreased. reached the lowest figures in the last 1.5 years. “There have been 6 people who have died in the last 7 days. The number of deaths is gradually decreasing. I especially point out that there are additional patients and there are elderly people who have died. I think we will reach zero in Kovid Bursa,” he said.
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The Ministry of Health announced the data from the ‘Daily Kovid-19 Table’. In the last 24 hours, 3 thousand 268 cases were detected in 153 thousand 318 tests. While 17 people lost their lives, the treatment and quarantine of 14,952 people ended.
According to data from the ‘Daily Kovid-19 Table’ announced by the Ministry of Health; In the last 24 hours, 3 thousand 268 cases were detected in 153 thousand 318 tests. While 17 people have died from coronavirus, treatment and quarantine for 14,952 people have come to an end. In the vaccination data of the population aged 18 years and above, the average of the first dose in Turkey was 93.13% and the average of the second dose was 85.41%. In addition, 147 million 333 thousand 131 vaccines were administered, 57 million 804 thousand 686 at the first dose, 53 million 14 thousand 873 at the second dose and 27 million 712 thousand 181 at the third dose.
Provinces with the highest number of people who received at least 2 doses of vaccine; Osmaniye, Ordu, Amasya, Muğla, Kırklareli, Çanakkale, Eskişehir, Balıkesir, Manisa and Zonguldak, while the provinces with the lowest 2 vaccine doses are Şanlıurfa, Batman, Siirt, Diyarbakır, Bingöl, Muş, Mardin, Bitlis, Ağrı and Elazığ.. it happened.