The Coronavirus has become a pandemic encompassing the entire globe ever since its discovery in December 2019. Many countries have taken various precautions to minimize the damage caused by this disease.
Turkey has been getting closer to containing this virus with every step in its fight against it. Here in Turkey, the daily number of cured people has doubled the number of new cases since the end of April.
Furthermore, the number of diagnosed patients in intensive care or intubation is on a steady decrease. Conclusively, Turkey has successfully entered the second phase in getting back to normal.
As Dr. HE Obesity Clinic, we wanted to take the time to list all the positive steps our country has taken to combat the COVID-19 virus for our followers considering us for their obesity treatment.
Our goal is to minimize your concerns about traveling abroad and begin treating our patients with the start of the normalization period.
Now, let’s review the success of Turkey in its fight against the COVID-19 virus.
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What did Turkey do right against the COVID-19 virus?
Organized, flexible and sufficient medical infrastructure
Turkey has luckily come across no problems concerning medical equipment or hospital capacity since the outbreak of the virus. The patients were treated in isolation in the ‘pandemic hospitals’ which were developed specifically for COVID-19.
This ensured that the patients infected with the Coronavirus were treated with the necessary requirements.
Rapid testing and manufacturing of medical equipment
Our country has monitored areas of high traffic and tested over 1.2 million people for free. This enabled the early diagnosis and consecutive hospitalization treatment of those infected with the virus.
The essential medical equipment for healthcare employees such as masks, sterile uniforms, advanced googles and respirators have been manufactured domestically and distributed to all hospitals in need. This ensured the safety of the healthcare workers taking the frontlines in this fight.
Furthermore, many masks created for the citizens have been made accessible via pharmacies and the digital ‘mask request application’.
Effective, efficient and humane quarantine methods
Turkey has immediately reacted with necessary precautions upon the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China.
- All flights from China have been suspended in February 5th. Airlines have continued to cancel international flights from destinations which became areas of risk.
- Turkish citizens have been returned from countries of risk to our country immediately with a clear schedule and required diplomatic permissions. All returning residents were quarantined for 15 days in the isolated accommodations established by the government. Upon requirement, various infected citizens residing overseas were brought to Turkey for the necessary treatment.
- Since March 10th, the initial date when COVID-19 was first diagnosed in Turkey, contact tracing began to track the source of the infection and to locate, quarantine and treat the infected. These task teams operating in various parts of the country are still playing a crucial role in identifying and disabling infections in the source.
The management of the fight against the virus by an experienced and knowledgeable scientific establishment
Every decision and precaution in Turkey’s fight against COVID-19 have been orchestrated by an organization consisting of doctors experienced in pandemic studies. Since this organization, led by the Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca has based its decisions on scientific updates, Turkey keeps getting positive results against the Coronavirus.
Adopting cooperation against a global pandemic
Turkey has let aside all differences to contact and cooperate with various other nations in a humane solidarity to provide the world necessary medical equipment since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Turkey has been providing over 40 countries affected by the virus such as the USA, UK, Italy, Spain, France and Iran with medical gear. Turkey is also in touch with medical authorities from various nations to cooperate and formulate a cure for mankind.
Listed above are some of the precautions which have empowered Turkey against the Coronavirus apart from social distancing and government mandated self-quarantines which minimize social contact. We have aimed to relieve our patients concerning their travel to Turkey and specifically, our clinic. We remind you that you can contact us 24/7 through social media or our designated phone numbers. Our phone numbers are:
+90 543 346 10 37 🇬🇧 (United Kingdom, USA & Australia)
+90 543 346 10 32 🇩🇪 (Germany)
+90 543 346 10 36 🇧🇬 (Bulgaria)
+31 6 22756659 🇳🇱 (The Netherlands)
+90 543 346 10 98 🇪🇺 (France, Italy, Spain)
+90 543 346 10 00 🇹🇷 (Turkey)
We had postponed all surgeries and clinical practices since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak as Dr. HE Obesity Clinic. We want to give you the good news that we will be starting our service shortly due to the positive results Turkey has achieved in its combat against the Coronavirus pandemic. We will be sharing follow-up information about the beginning of surgeries and visits to our clinic in due time. Dr. HE Obesity Clinic wishes you a healthy and happy day.