Home health checks for earthquake victims
Date Added: 15 March 2023

Teams from the Basic Health Services Department affiliated to the Ministry of Health continue to provide health services to the earthquake victims who are temporarily seeking refuge in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

Health teams have so far carried out health checks on 111 earthquake victims. No contagious diseases have been detected in the examinations and controls.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, Health Minister İzlem Gürçağ Altuğra noted that the earthquake victims who have come to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) after the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş in February were examined by the Ministry of Health at their homes.

Altuğra said that the medical teams consisting of doctors and nurses visited earthquake victims twice a week at their place of residence performing health checks.

The health minister also stated that paediatricians in the health teams are also checking whether or not children from families of earthquake victims have missed vaccinations, and are given appointments at health centres to complete their regiment.

So far 111 earthquake victims have undergone health checks with no contagious diseases detected.