IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluHe followed the fire in Balıklı Greek Hospital and directed the teams. Imamoglu, who received information from IMM Deputy Secretary General Murat Yazıcı and IMM Fire Department Head Remzi Albayrak, informed the journalists together with Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya and Zeytinburnu Mayor Ömer Arısoy. İmamoğlu said, “Balıklı Greek Hospital is a very valuable institution for us. We'll get him back on his feet together. Of course, we are saddened by the fire that broke out here, but it is valuable for us that there is no loss of life and that all patients are transferred from here.”
Istanbul Fire Brigade intervened in a short time to the fire that broke out in Balıklı Greek Hospital. IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu He also came to the hospital and watched the firefighting efforts on site. Imamoglu, who received information from IMM Deputy Secretary General Murat Yazıcı and IMM Fire Department Head Remzi Albayrak, informed the journalists about the developments together with Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya. Imamoglu said in his statement:
“Unfortunately, one of the iconic hospitals of Istanbul, Balıklı Greek Hospital, was on fire and there is damage. Of course, what is pleasing is that the patient evacuation has been done to a large extent at the moment. And now we have 78 vehicles and 215 personnel here. And some officials of Zeytinburnu Municipality are here. Different institutions are also waiting for support in the background. But as we see now, a fire on the last roof trying to contain it. When we look at the building in general, the upper roof and its lower floor are wooden. The other is, of course, an old-fashioned flooring manufacture. Right now, we have firefighters working inside the building, who need to get the fire under control. So the process continues. My friends intervened in the fastest way during the study; continues. The important thing here is that there is no loss of life. Balıklı Rum Hospital is a very valuable institution for us. It is also very valuable as a hospital. Together we will raise him up again. We will also be with our foundation. But the main thing is that there are no casualties here. Get the fire under control as soon as possible. We'll take care of the rest together."
WE WILL UNDER CONTROL
“Our fire department started to intervene here as soon as the news came. We are in coordination with Mr. Governor. Apart from that, our other institutions and organizations are waiting in the background to meet the needs. Our chief physician is here. Let's say goodbye. Of course, the main thing is that the patients are now completely evacuated from here. The important thing is that. My friends express that they will take the process under control very soon. As it appears, only the wooden part of the roof is burning rapidly. Of course it's an old building. It's a one hundred and thirty year old building. Therefore, although in an emergency situation, the air response helicopter prepared by the Governor of the relevant institutions above is ready, we believe that it would not be right for that vehicle to intervene here in the fire, which is now under control. Because we have firefighters working inside. Also, my friends are of the opinion that the existing static structure of the building will not carry such water as soon as it is left. So we are here with all our teams. We will get it under control very soon.”