Participating in the protocol party held at the police station of his hometown Karabük, member of the scientific committee of the Ministry of Health on the coronavirus, Başakşehir Çam and the chief doctor of the city hospital of Sakura, the professor. Dr. Nurettin Yiyit made statements to İHA after the party. Affirming that they are a country showing the world how to optimally handle such an outbreak in times of Covid-19, Prof. Dr. Yiyit said that they are also starting to eat the fruits of it.
Finding that the latest variant of the virus, Omicron, was spreading rapidly, but not causing serious illnesses like the older variants, everything was updated as soon as the fact emerged. Dr. Yiyit said, “Our numbers are coming down as fast as we can and it was a good win for us. The speed with which our cases were referred to the hospital encouraged us. Meetings in its current form have now shown us that Omicron is not a burden on the healthcare system and the numbers are trending down.
NUMBER OF CASES
Our last meeting of the Scientific Committee was held at the Kulliye under the chairmanship of our President, and it was decided not to hold any more meetings unless necessary. We have decided to get rid of all these restrictions and all the problems that Covid-19 has brought us. There is only talk that the use of masks on public transport and especially in healthcare facilities will continue for some time and this will be phased out as soon as the daily figure falls below one thousand.
I think the last remaining restrictions will be lifted in the near future, probably for a week, 10 days. In its current state, even though the virus has spread very quickly, the general approach has turned into an upper respiratory infection, that is, as we have not observed many lung damage, this made us act very easily. We decided to proceed in the same way as we take precautions in a normal flu. We choose a roadmap where individual protection measures take precedence during the flu season. The patient protects himself.
Patients at risk over the age of 65 pay more attention and get vaccinated. After this time is a time when those who are ill and at high risk of illness will take precautions. Socially, we have no intention of restrictions or prohibitions. If this virus continues as it is, it’s time to say goodbye. It’s time to stay and let go of the 2-year distress and stress we went through as a 2-year event with a past history. This party has given us back the right to celebrate the party where we can live like a holiday after so long, where masks and distance are taken away from us, where it is possible to shake hands and kiss in peace, and where the hands of our elders can be kissed. Hopefully we don’t think we’ll see a serious problem in the future. The numbers go in a way that shows us to comfortably think that way. We will review the situation in the fall. At the moment we have no concerns or bad expectations,” he said.
“RIGHT NOW THERE IS AN EXPLOSION OF HEALTH TOURISM AGAINST OUR COUNTRY”
Emphasizing that it is a country that shows the world how to best manage such an outbreak in times of Covid-19, Prof. Dr. Nurettin Yiyit said, “In the Covid-19 process, before the epidemic does not enter our country, scientific committees have been formed, guides and measures have been created. We expanded our hospitals keeping our medicines ready. We have succeeded in becoming one of the 9 countries in the world capable of producing vaccines.
We have seen that we are a country that can react quickly by doing everything that can be done in the field of health. During the Covid-19 period, we have become a country that has shown the world how to handle such an epidemic in the most ideal way. We are eating the fruits of it right now. Currently, there is an explosion of health tourism against our country. Patients from all over the world flock to our country. This is an indication that our healthcare system passed a very serious test during the pandemic period and passed it with full marks.
Our doctors and nurses are in demand around the world. Under normal circumstances, many countries are unwilling to bring health personnel trained in other countries to their own country. All doctors and nurses in Turkey are in incredible demand all over the world.
In fact, the results show the most ideal of this working during the covid-19 process. In the past, people competed to be referred abroad for advanced treatment, now people from abroad are rushing to be transferred to Turkey. There was a queue for our citizens to come to their own country from other countries by air ambulance. These are actually the results of our success in this process,” he said.
“NOW WE HAVE PASSED THIS STEP”
teacher. Dr. Adding that there is no risk of any new variant or new virus entering the country, Yiyiy said, “We have seen together how prepared we are if something like this happens. Our health infrastructure is very strong and continues to strengthen. New hospitals continue to open and new healthcare professionals continue to join the healthcare army. Now we are a country that has succeeded in producing vaccines. We will never have such a preparation process in the next period, because now we have passed this stage.
We have already established and established public health practices, like transplant systems like parentage. If there is a new danger, it can clearly say that we will be the country best prepared for this danger. There is no need to worry at this time. It’s time to meet, kiss and hold hands without a mask and without distance. Knowing the value and value of this, first of all, everyone should be their own doctor and nurse in terms of health. We must protect ourselves against disease. There is no imminent danger to our country.