President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Mass Opening Ceremony of Kocaeli City Hospital and Other Completed Projects. Minister of Health Dr. Fahrettin Koca was also present in the program and delivered a speech.
Underlining that Kocaeli City Hospital is a magnificent hospital with its modern building and staff, President Erdoğan said, “We are equipping all major cities of our country with city hospitals of this kind. Now İzmir is next; the city hospital in Izmir will also be inaugurated very soon," he said.
Stating that they are determined to transform Turkey into a global center of attraction, not only to serve its own citizens in the field of health, President Erdoğan said:
“No matter where they live in the world today, our citizens prefer Türkiye for health services. Likewise, the interest of foreigners in our country is increasing. Our nation is well aware of the value of the exemplary infrastructure we have established in the field of health, the system reform we have made, and the manpower we are still continuing to strengthen.”
After the ceremony, President Erdoğan and his accompanying officials made a tour the hospital and visited the children receiving treatment.
“Remember that this investment is the result of your will and choice”
Minister Fahrettin Koca, on the other hand, stated in his speech that “Kocaeli City Hospital is the 21st of our city hospitals. It has a bed capacity of 1218 besides 188 intensive care beds, 70 operating theaters, more than 250 polyclinics, and 43 different imaging areas. The hospital building is secured against earthquake risk with 1069 seismic isolators. It is built on a closed area of 387 thousand 514 square meters. As promised by President Erdoğan, we will now have city hospitals in all our metropolitan cities, with 14 under sonstruction.
Expressing that one of the characteristics of city hospitals is that they serve as a research and education institution, Dr. Koca said, “In this respect, city hospitals will be an important component of the Century of Türkiye vision in medicine. Remember that this investment is the result of your will and choice.”