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Turkey opens second emergency hospital

Attending the opening ceremony, President Erdoğan stressed the importance of emergency hospitals.
31.05.2020 - 17:44

Turkey on Sunday opened an emergency hospital in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul as part of the country's continued fight against the pandemic.

The new Yesilkoy Prof. Dr. Murat Dilmener Emergency Hospital in Istanbul is named after a Turkish doctor and academic who was claimed by the virus on May 3.


Attending the opening ceremony were Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, and other top officials.

"Thank Allah, we have prevented the spread of the pandemic even without a need for additional capacity we created here [in the new hospital]," President Erdoğan said.

The emergency hospitals put into service in the country in only two months during the coronavirus constitute "an exemplary model", he stressed. The country is making "very serious" progress in the health tourism, Erdoğan added.

Turkey on Friday opened an emergency hospital in Istanbul, Dr. Feriha Oz Emergency Hospital -- named after a world-renowned Turkish pathologist who was claimed by the virus this April.