Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca stated that they have a healthcare system that is not dared in the world and announced that they will include citizens over 80 years old and those with chronic illnesses above 65 years old in the home healthcare service program.
Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca came to Konya to attend the collective opening ceremony of 83 healthcare investments. Speaking at the opening ceremony held at the Karatay 9 No. 70th Year Karaaslan Family Health Center, Minister Koca stated that Turkey is in the days when it will make decisions about its future by taking stock of the last 21 years, and said, "Let me start by saying that we have a healthcare system that is not dared in the world. In such a way that nearly the entire population benefits from the healthcare services provided by the state. Because we have a system where all our citizens benefit equally from healthcare services. Our people have been brought together under the social security umbrella in healthcare."
Minister Koca said that the city hospitals, whose number has reached 21, are the dreams of all major cities, and stated that "one of those dreams has come true in Konya." Let me give you a few numbers to indicate the importance of the 1,250-bed Konya City Hospital. The daily average number of patients in our hospital is approximately 6,000. The total number of examinations performed in 2022 is approximately 2 million. The number of surgeries performed is 100,000. Patients no longer need to seek treatment in other cities, the cure is in this city. In Konya, you have 2 education and research hospitals, 28 state hospitals, and 1 maternity and child diseases hospital at your service. Only in hospitals affiliated with our ministry, there are 1,375 specialist doctors and 665 general practitioners. There are 727 family physicians in Konya. Our total number of healthcare personnel is 16,491. More than 25,000 patients receive services from our hospitals in Konya every day. An average of over 5,000 surgeries are performed every week. We have an enormous capacity in healthcare. Our city is an example of dynamism with its healthcare investments: we have 16 new investment projects.