Prime Minister Ünal Üstel has said that doctors who showed extraordinary efforts to save lives and treat people were a source of pride.
Üstel in his message issued to mark March 14 Medicine Day also pointed out that the government was doing its part to improve the country’s health infrastructure as well as the working conditions of doctors and nurses.
Prime Minister Ünal Üstel in his message issued to mark the occasion said, “I would like to wish a happy Medicine Day to our doctors and all health workers who contribute invaluably to the health services in our country.”
March 14 has been celebrated in Türkiye since 1919 marking the start of formal medicine education in the country.
Üstel reminded that the day was also marked in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) alongside Türkiye.
“As the anniversary of the start of modern medical education in Türkiye, March 14th Medicine Day is one of the best opportunities we have to express the respect we have for those who devote themselves to human health,” he said.
The prime minister pointed out that the practice of medicine and the health sector was a difficult one which required patience, dedication and strenuous effort.
“We all witnessed how health workers worked with great sacrifice during the pandemic,” he said, adding that the doctors and nurses had once again rushed to the help of people who were affected by the recent earthquake disaster in Türkiye.
Prime Minister Ünal Üstel also said that the government’s efforts to address the shortcomings of the public health sector were continuing.
He said that they were doing their part in improving the country’s health infrastructure as well as to improve the working conditions of doctors and nurses.
Üstel concluded his message by praising those working in the health sector and expressing gratitude to the country’s doctors and nurses for their efforts.