Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca stated that we are trying to provide a reliable vaccine against Coronavirus, and that we will continue cooperation with several countries in the field of vaccine production.
“We are cooperating with several countries in the field of vaccine production,” Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told a press conference at the Bilkent University campus in Ankara.
We are trying to provide a reliable vaccine. In conjunction with the efforts made to develop the vaccine in Turkey, we have made the necessary arrangements for early supply of the vaccine from other countries.
And the Turkish Minister of Health continued in this regard: The first vaccine test conducted by the Chinese company Sinova, with the permission of the Ministry of Health, was carried out on three volunteers from the medical staff at Hajat Tape University in Turkey.
In the next phase, the vaccine will be given to 1,200 people first, then to 10,000 people.
“With the end of the third phase, there is a possibility that it will be licensed from next week,” Koga said about testing a Russian-made vaccine.
On the country’s position in dealing with the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Turkish Minister of Health said: “Now the burden of the medical staff has increased 4-5 times compared to the first period of the epidemic.”
An average of 100,000 tests are performed each day. The increase in cases and seriously ill patients did not prevent anyone from receiving treatment.
He added that 51.6% of the bed capacity, 66.3% of the beds in the intensive care unit, and 33.6% of the ventilator was occupied in Turkish hospitals.
The end of global COVID-19 pandemic is approaching
“The whole world is going through a more difficult period against the virus attacks than it was at the beginning of the epidemic,” Turkish Health Minister said.
“Scientific studies show that the end of the epidemic is imminent,” added Koca. Human capability will defeat Coronavirus in the near future.
He said, “The scientists have agreed to obtain results in the field of vaccine production by the end of the year.”
Regarding Turkey’s performance in fighting the Corona virus so far, referring to the number of virus victims in countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Germany, Koca said: “According to the published statistics, Turkey has succeeded in the field of treatment.”