The 'White Reform' Period in Hospitals
Provincial Health Director Prof. Dr. Mehmet Koç met with the chief physicians of state hospitals at the Provincial Health Directorate Conference Hall and exchanged ideas about the 'White Reform' program implemented by the Ministry of Health.
Prof. Dr. Koç, who made the opening speech of the meeting, stated that a new era has been passed with the 'White Reform' program in hospitals and said, "How will the new working order of our hospitals be within the scope of the 'White Reform' whose details are shared with the public by the Ministry of Health? What does the White Reform mean? We will discuss such issues in this meeting and make plans to quickly implement the requirements of the White Reform in our hospitals."
Prof. Dr. Koç, who started his speech by emphasizing that there are 3 main title of the White Reform and the first of these is the gains for physicians and health workers, said, "First of all, the 'Violence in Health' law enacted and put into practice for all our health workers. With this law, crimes committed in the line of duty against health workers began to be considered within the scope of catalog crimes. This went down in history as an extremely important step. Later, the 'Malpractice' law was enacted and another important gain that virtually guaranteed the future began to be applied to physicians and health workers. Finally, changes were made that provided significant gains in the financial and personal rights of our health workers and physicians. All these have taken their place as gains that increase employee satisfaction. Now, the 'White Reform' program will continue to be implemented with measures to increase the satisfaction of our patients."
Stating that the White Reform will be continued with the measures to increase the quality of health services provided to citizens, Prof. Dr. Koç said, "It is our most important priority to facilitate the access of our citizens to our health facilities and to produce solutions to the problem quickly without allowing any patient victimization. At this point, by rapidly implementing the criteria required by the Ministry of Health in our hospitals, the number of polyclinics will be rapidly increased in all branches where there is difficulty in taking turns and especially in taking turns."
Underlining that it is important to carry out health worker and citizen satisfaction in a sustainable way, Prof. Dr. Koç said, "Our hospital administrators have important duties in terms of not victimizing our citizens by working efficiently with our health workers. First of all, as the chief physician, you should be able to master all the problems of your hospital by working interactively with all our hospital managers. Knowing the responsibility of our work, we should be able to carry citizen satisfaction to the highest point together. Especially in our hospital services, in areas such as emergency, outpatient clinic, inpatient treatment services, we should work to reach our pre-pandemic data quickly and put our plans into practice."