There is an increase in measles cases, 86 percent of the cases are in Istanbul
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca stated that the allegations of measles epidemic were brought under control and the necessary treatments were applied to all cases. Regarding the measles epidemic allegations, Koca said, “We have regional cases, especially in Istanbul. 86 percent of the cases are in Istanbul. There is no epidemic, it is under control. Necessary treatments are applied in all detected cases. In addition, filiation studies are carried out, very strict. being done.” used expressions.
“My Words Twisted”
Koca answered the questions of journalists after the Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Complex. Upon the question of “the employment of 4,000 Syrian health workers”, Koca noted that the employment of 4,000 Syrian health workers came to the fore again, and that his words at the international migration and health meeting held two years ago were distorted and taken to the service.
“HEALTH EXPENSES OF MIGRANTS ARE COVERED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION”
Stating that this speech was a conversation about what needs to be done about immigrant health in order to inform foreign missions, Koca reminded that the expenses of the Immigrant Health Centers are covered by the European Union funds. Stating that Immigrant Health Centers only serve foreigners, especially Syrians, Fahrettin Koca said, “We train our employees, we choose them from among Syrian citizens, we work there on temporary contracts and we pay that money from European Union funds. As the State of the Republic of Turkey, we do not pay any doctors and nurses working in Syria. It is out of the question. Moreover, we lighten the burden by providing health services to Syrian health workers and immigrants, and we cover the costs of this from the European Union funds.” We tried to explain this especially to the European Union missions. We explain that we improve the system by doing health care in this way. It is also significant that a statement made two years ago came to the fore as if 4,000 Syrian health workers were employed today.”
“VACCINATION RATE WILL RISE”
Minister Koca, to a question about “domestic vaccine production”, said, “Currently, the construction of our public health center is ongoing. The first stage is finished, the second stage is continuing. When it is finished, 86 percent of all the vaccines we use today are finished. They will be produced locally. Currently, Hepatitis- A, We are localizing chickenpox and rabies vaccines with technology transfer. We have reached an important stage, it is almost finished.” Pointing out that the rate of indigenization in the vaccine will increase rapidly when the Hygiene Center is completed and operational, Koca said that Turkey has shown with Turkovac that it can produce vaccines again after years, and that the continuation of this will come in time. production of vaccines in the immunization program.
“86 PERCENT OF CASE ARE IN ISTANBUL”
Reminding the “measles epidemic allegations”, Minister Koca said, “There is no epidemic, it is under control. Necessary treatments are applied for all detected cases. In addition, filiation studies are carried out with extreme care.” used expressions.
CALL FOR VACCINE
Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca stated that measles has increased in many countries due to immigration and said, “We have regional cases, especially in Istanbul. 86 percent of the cases are in Istanbul. But as I said, it is under control. Your follow-up continues.” With our mobile health teams. We especially recommend our citizens who are fast, incomplete or not vaccinated to have children. We attach importance to 3 doses of vaccine during this period. The first two doses should be given on the 9th and 9th days. At 12 months, the third dose should be given at the age of 4 years. We recommend spreading vaccination with our mobile teams, especially our family physicians. We continue.”