President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the opening ceremony of Ankara Etlik City Hospital. After the opening, President Erdoğan and Minister of Health Dr. Fahrettin Koca toured the hospital.
In his speech at the opening of the Etlik City Hospital, President Erdoğan congratulated the Ministry of Health, contractor companies, everyone from workers to engineers, who contributed to the acquisition of the second city hospital in Ankara.
Expressing that they see Etlik City Hospital as one of the symbols of health revolutions with its 8 separate hospitals and units equipped with the latest technology, Erdoğan said, “With a bed capacity of more than 691 thousand, 4 of which are intensive care units, a thousand polyclinics, 125 operating rooms, laboratories, research centers. and said that this giant hospital with an area of more than 1 million 145 thousand square meters is almost like a health city.
Erdoğan stated that they have solved their problems to a great extent with the White Reform, which they have implemented with the packages they have announced one after the other since March, and that they are always with the health personnel, whose expectations they have met.
“I personally followed each and every stage of the city hospitals”
"I personally followed each and every stage of the city hospitals that I saw as my dream," said Erdoğan, adding, "Like every dream of our nation, I am very happy and proud to present the 20th work of this common dream into service today. We will increase this number to 13 with 2 city hospitals still under construction and 35 city hospitals in the project phase.”
In his speech, President Erdoğan said that Turkey has left the Kovid-19 epidemic behind as a country that provides the highest level of health care, thanks to its existing widespread and strong health infrastructure and the city hospitals they have quickly put into operation.
President Erdoğan emphasized that he believes that every work and service brought to Turkey will constitute an important stage in the construction of a great and powerful Turkey.
Minister Koca spoke at the opening of Ankara Etlik City Hospital
Stating that Ankara Etlik City Hospital consists of 8 hospitals gathered in a single campus, Koca said, “Ankara Etlik City Hospital has a total of 1000 polyclinics, 125 operating rooms, and a bed capacity of 4 thousand 50. Each of these numbers is a source of pride for our nation. Ankara is getting its second largest hospital complex," he said.
Construction of 13 city hospitals continues
Noting that Etlik City Hospital is the 20th city hospital to be put into service, Koca stated that the construction of 13 city hospitals continues.
Minister Koca said, “We have observed together how the hospitals, which are said to be "you can't do it, you can't operate it, you can't get efficiency", are built, operated and yielded. If we dream, we can start. We could have done better if we started. The owners of the sentences that start with 'You can't' do not even have patience for our citizens to dream.” made its assessment.
“The next step in White Reform is in health science and technology”
Emphasizing that with the "White Reform" studies initiated in health, the best is tried to be done for health workers and important steps have been taken to facilitate the service received by the citizens, Koca said:
“Now, we are at the service of our citizens once again by putting one more city hospital into use. The next step in White Reform will be our breakthrough in health science and technology. For this reason, our 'Hifzissihha' infrastructure, which we laid the foundation for, and our efforts in the field of health for a self-sufficient Turkey are maturing and getting ready to bear fruit with each passing day.”
“Our city hospitals will be training and health research bases”
"Our next steps will focus on maturing the scientific quality and quantity of our city hospitals," said Minister Koca, adding, "Each of our city hospitals will be an internationally recognized education and health research base, as well as providing health services to our citizens."
Vice President Fuat Oktay, President of the Supreme Court Mehmet Akarca, Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca, Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ, Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, many officials and citizens attended the opening ceremony.