President Erdoğan Visited Defne State Hospital


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid a visit to the newly built Defne State Hospital in Hatay and addressed the citizens. Minister of Health Dr. Fahrettin Koca also accompanied the President during his visit.

In his speech, President Erdoğan reminded that they had been constantly visiting the cities in the earthquake zone since the second day of the disaster, and one of his visits to Defne was on March 12 to examine the field hospital.

Delivering remarks during his visit, President Erdoğan said: “We continue our visits in the region, which started yesterday with Adıyaman and Kahramanmaraş, with Hatay and Gaziantep today. Since we saw that our district needed a beautiful state hospital during our Defne visit, we immediately instructed our ministry and started the works.

Stating that they quickly replaced the necessary equipment and materials and appeared before the citizens with their faces white, Erdoğan noted that there are currently 11 operating rooms in the hospital and that all rooms of the hospital can be turned into intensive care units at any time.

Noting that the hospital, where 256 physicians and 1044 healthcare professionals will work, has the most advanced MRI and tomography devices, Erdoğan said: “We did only what we promised when we laid the foundation., and we are pursuing a work and service policy.”

President Erdoğan congratulated everyone including the Ministry of Health, contractor companies, workers and engineers, who brought Defne State Hospital to the district in a short time.

“Today we are putting the Defne State Hospital into service”

Emphasizing that the state has mobilized all its means to heal the wounds of the earthquake disaster, Minister of Health Dr. Koca continued his speech as follows:

“Today we are putting the Defne State Hospital into service. As you know, the Defne State Hospital is a hospital with 300 beds, 51 intensive care units and all imaging systems with MRI and tomography. Its 300 beds can be converted into intensive care beds with its technical infrastructure, air and oxygen infrastructure. In other words, 300 beds were built as intensive care beds in case a need arises during a disaster or pandemic.” 

Updated: 24/05/2023