Turkey opens major hospital in Istanbul

Turkey opens major hospital in Istanbul
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  • calendar-gray 21 May 2020

The addition of new city hospitals has transformed the Turkish metropolis Istanbul into an international healthcare hub, said Turkey's president Thursday, cutting the ribbon on the Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Speaking at the inauguration of the hospital, a project of Turkey's Ronesans Healthcare and the Japan-based Sojitz Corporation, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it adds to the deep-rooted and multidimensional Turkish-Japanese friendship.

Touting the brand-new facility, Erdogan called it "one of the proud monuments of Istanbul not only in terms of aesthetics but also with its technological infrastructure, associated buildings, location, facilities, and other features."

Emphasizing that the hospital will be able to serve in 107 branches, Erdogan said it will have 35,000 ambulatory treatment patients besides 500 featured surgery rooms when it reaches full capacity.

He said the hospital will help Turkey’s struggle with COVID-19 with its 456 intensive care, 2,682 beds, 725 polyclinic rooms, and 90 operation room desks.

“The hospital, which has 3 helicopter landing fields as well as 8,134 car parking spaces, will serve our foreign guests with its proximity to Istanbul Airport,” said Erdogan.

Erdogan also mentioned ongoing pandemic hospital constructions and also other hospitals which are under modification.

Such hospitals put Istanbul on the international map in terms of healthcare, he added.

He said the hospital is one of the symbols of Turkish-Japanese cooperation and solidarity.

Erdogan said the hospital is already among the world’s leading hospitals, with its more than 1 million square meters closed area built on 789,000 square meters of land.ntries.


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