Çekirge is a district of Bursa’s Osmangazi district. Although it is one of the oldest districts of Bursa, it is rumored that it got its name from a person called Çekirge Han who lived in the Ottoman period, and it is also a rumor that this region was given this name as a result of a grasshopper invasion in the Ottoman period. Çekirge is one of the most popular, modern, decent and elite places of Bursa today. The graves of Karagöz and Hacivat, which come to mind when Bursa is mentioned, are located in this district. It also has a small square called Armutlu Square. Bursa is a district with plenty of green. In addition, the tomb and mosque of Sultan Murat Hüdavendigar is located in this district. There are many hot springs in the district. It is on the skirts of Uludag. It is close to the city center. Since it is close to the center, it is far from decentralized places and is a real trap for those who don’t know. Some parts are barren and some are really wet. It is a true source of diseases that can be cured with healing waters. Thermal waters in Çekirge are used for drinking and bathing cures. Bath cures; rheumatic diseases, painful diseases of the movement system, chronic inflammatory and painful gynecological diseases, vascular occlusions, Drinking-bathing cures; liver, bile ducts, diabetes (mild), gout (outside of crisis periods), obesity with an excess of fat in the blood. Thermal waters with a water temperature above 45 degrees in Çekirge are from a place called Vakıfbahçe, at the top of Çekirge. boiling. These waters contain chemical mines rich with various mineral solutions, gases and high radioactivity.
Bursa Çekirge Public Hospital, which has been serving as the Ministry of Health Bursa Çekirge State Hospital since 2005, started to serve as the “Workers Insurance Institution Bursa Hospital” in a small building in 1961 with 65 beds on Fevzi Çakmak Street. The hospital continued to serve with a capacity of 100 beds in the building opposite the Altıparmak Stadium since 1967. The hospital, which was put into service with a capacity of 420 beds, has been serving with a bed capacity of 516 as of 2008. As of 2011, it has been serving with a capacity of 525 beds.