Prof. Dr. Mehmet Koç, the Provincial Director of Health in Konya, conducted a general assessment meeting for the first 6 months of 2023 by gathering district health directors and public health chiefs.
During the meeting, which included statistical data, a comprehensive evaluation of the districts was conducted, and the goals and projects in primary healthcare services were discussed for the second 6-month period of 2023.
Prof. Dr. Koç emphasized their efforts towards providing quality healthcare services at every point in Konya's central area and its 31 districts. He stated, "In our Family Health Centers and Healthy Life Centers, essential examination and diagnostic services, women's reproductive health services, vaccination services, maternal and child health services, early diagnosis screenings, cancer screenings, smoking cessation clinics, psychological counseling, healthy nutrition, and obesity counseling, among other preventive healthcare services, are crucial for the well-being of our future. Ensuring the effective and efficient continuity of these services is of great importance."
He also pointed out the significance of delivering these services comprehensively and urged for their meticulous implementation.
Prof. Dr. Koç, as the Provincial Health Directorate, highlighted their solution-oriented approach by identifying and addressing the issues of all districts. He stated, "With the health houses we have renewed and opened in our neighborhoods, our aim is to enable citizens to have their daily pregnancy check-ups, access vaccination services, and undergo treatments like injections and dressings without needing to go to the district hospital. Therefore, we attach great importance to the services provided in our Family Health Centers and health houses."
Prof. Dr. Koç pointed out that Konya's maternal and infant mortality rates have been below the national average, particularly in the last 5 years, which is an indicator of the country's development. He expressed, "I am pleased to emphasize that our cancer screening rates are also above the national average. I would like to express my gratitude to all my colleagues who have contributed to these successful services."
Prof. Dr. Koç also mentioned that healthcare investments in Konya continue to be rapidly completed in a manner that could serve as an example for Turkey. He stated, "With the support of the Ministry of Health, municipalities, and philanthropists, we are continuing our healthcare investments in every district of our province. With ongoing construction and projects, we hope to achieve this goal in a short time and further enhance the services we provide throughout the province."
The meeting, attended by department heads and deputy heads, concluded with discussions of questions and opinions from district health directors.