The Director of Konya Provincial Health, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Koç, made statements about the ongoing healthcare investments in Konya.
The Director of Konya Provincial Health, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Koç, made a statement about the ongoing healthcare investments in Konya. Prof. Dr. Koç emphasized that they are rapidly continuing their work with the Ministry of Health, municipalities, and philanthropic citizens to ensure that there are no outdated healthcare facilities in Konya center and districts. He said, "While hospital annex buildings in our Kulu, Seydişehir, and Derbent districts are rapidly rising, construction of the annex building in Akşehir district will begin in the coming days. The construction of new state hospitals in our Yunak and Derebucak districts has started, the foundation of the Beyhekim Oral and Dental Health Hospital has been laid, and significant progress has been made in the construction of our AMATEM."
Prof. Dr. Koç highlighted that a total of 15 hospital buildings, including one city hospital, 11 state hospitals, one specialized hospital, and two hospital annex buildings, have been renovated in Konya over the past five years. He also stated that 47 family health centers and 41 emergency medical service stations have been modernized and started to provide services in their modern buildings. "Our city has transformed into a completely different image with its hospitals and primary health care facilities. We continue to make intensive efforts to ensure that we have no district left untouched or outdated health facilities remaining in our city. With the completion of our ongoing healthcare investments, there will be no missing healthcare investment in Konya," said Prof. Dr. Koç.
Prof. Dr. Koç stated that thanks to the huge healthcare investments made in Konya, the city has now become a destination for referrals from other cities, rather than a referring city. "With the healthcare investments we have made in recent years, the number of healthcare workers serving in our city has also rapidly increased. As of 2023, we are serving our citizens with a total of 21,719 physicians and healthcare workers in public healthcare facilities in our city," said Prof. Dr. Koç. He concluded his remarks by thanking everyone involved, including Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, for all the investments and staff appointments made in Konya.