Konya City Hospital, the construction of which was started and completed by the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the public-private sector, was put into service.
Our Provincial Health Manager Prof. Dr. Dr. Mehmet Koç stated that as of Wednesday, August 5, patients were admitted to the emergency units and polyclinics of Konya City Hospital. Emphasizing that as of this week, inpatient services and intensive care transportation procedures will be completed. Dr. Koç said that they aim to finish the removal process gradually, without suffering the patients. Professor Dr. Koç stated that appointments will begin with the Central Physician Appointment System (MHRS) starting on August 10.
Stating that they are happy to open Konya City Hospital, one of the city hospitals that our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called "My Dream", Prof. Dr. Koç said, “Hopefully we are starting to serve in the first stage of our hospital with 838 beds. Until the end of the year, we will continue to provide services with the part completed to the second stage of 1250 beds. ”
'City Hospital will take a big burden'
Underlining that Konya is experiencing an intense period in the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Dr. Koç said: “The Meram campus of our Training and Research Hospital will continue to serve completely as a pandemic hospital. Emergency services will continue there. In terms of bed density and treatment of our non-COVID-19 patients, our city hospital will take a great burden. Hopefully our operations will begin this week. Konya is experiencing an intense period in COVID-19, but in other emergencies, our citizens will not experience any victimization. Konya City Hospital will continue to serve as the only center where only patients other than COVID-19 are treated. ”
Emphasizing that Konya City Hospital will serve as a "clean hospital", Koç stated that COVID-19 patients will continue to be treated in other hospitals in the city.
'The claim that patients are transported from tourism regions is completely unfounded'
Koç also made a statement regarding the allegations that COVID-19 patients in Antalya were transferred to Konya, “Certainly there is no transfer of patients by buses or private vehicles from another city. This is an urban legend made up by those who try to put our healthcare system or health administrations into trouble completely on social media. There is absolutely no such thing. All our patients are from Konya. ”