Altuğra evaluates Ankara contacts to BRT
Date Added: 04 August 2022

Health Minister İzlem Gürçağ Altuğra announced on Wednesday that 99 % of the medicine shortage in the country has been eliminated.

Minister Altuğra who evaluated her Ankara contacts to BRT said that the Turkish Health Ministry had donated nine medical devices to the Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital.

Health Minister İzlem Gürçağ Altuğra said that the medicine shortage in the country had been eliminated following her meeting with the Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca in Ankara.

Stressing that motherland Türkiye stood by the Turkish Cypriot people in the field of health as well as in all other issues, she announced that 99 % of the medicine shortage in the country has been eliminated.

“What we need most in the country nowadays is to overcome medicine shortages. We know that it is a global problem. There is a worldwide shortage of medicine. However, we have solved this problem as a result of our contacts in Ankara. I want to give this good news to the Turkish Cypriot People. Especially, to cancer patients and those who suffer with rheumatism that the medication has arrived” Altuğra said.

“The shortage of the remaining medication will be overcome in the coming days. We have presented Minister Koca in which items we have medication deficiencies, from cancer medication to serum, to snake venom. He told us that the deficiency of these medications would be made up and he did what was necessary” she added.

Also announcing that the Turkish Ministry of Health donated 9 medical devices to the Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital, Minister Altuğra said that the devices will be put into service in the state hospital as soon as possible.

The Health Minister also evaluated the project “If you can’t come, we will come” which the Ministry of Health has recently put into practice.

Altuğra noted that they had also requested a ‘mobile health vehicle’ from Türkiye for the treatment of elderly and disabled patients who cannot leave their homes adding that the vehicle would be sent to the country in the coming days.

“We are also trying to implement a disabled-friendly health system. In order to support this project, we want to bring a mobile health vehicle, which we requested from our motherland, to our country. With the arrival of this mobile health vehicle we will be able to assist our disabled and bedridden patients who cannot go to the hospital and provide them with whatever services they need” she said.

Explaining that that there will be an international tender in Türkiye for the 500-bed state hospital to be built in the TRNC, Minister Altuğra noted that efforts continued towards this end.