Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca visited the Pregnant School in Edirne

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Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca visited the Pregnant School in Edirne and received information about the contents of the trainings.

Following his visit to Governor of Edirne Ekrem Canalp, Dr. Koca made a press statement.

Celebrating the 8 March International Women's Day of all women, Koca said that health sector had the highest rate of female employment: 64 percent among all health care workers, and 40 percent among medical doctors. Minister Koca also mentioned about the measures to prevent violence against health workers, and proceeded that violence against healthcare professionals would be prosecuted without the need of making a legal complaint.

"Violence in health, unfortunately, is a recently debated issue and we want to settle this problem for good. We can never approve any kind of violence against healthcare staff performing their professions self-sacrificingly. I attach particular importance to this issue and took part in preparation of a law for penalization of violence in health.

“We have an action plan in progress to prevent violence against healthcare professionals. For example, last month we completed a study on safety of the hospital staff and distributed leaflets. We are also trying to find and eliminate the underlying reasons that may provoke violence, with a special focus on density of patients, work burden and physical conditions.

We should primarily ensure safety of doctors and patients that would be attained with healthy communication between them, health literacy and better working conditions” added Health Minister.

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Updated: 11/03/2019