It was announced that the Okmeydani Hospital for Training and Research in Istanbul would be brought into service sooner than scheduled, as part of measures taken to defeat the Coronavirus.
The hospital was scheduled to open in May 2020, but it was brought into service today to cope with the repercussions of the global epidemic that has recorded more than 13,000 cases in the country.
The Okmeydani Hospital is considered one of the most important health centers in the European side of Istanbul, where it was renovated to be earthquake-proof.
The importance of hospitals and intensive care units has increased at the present time due to the Coronavirus, as the hospital contains 600 regular beds, 81 intensive care beds, and 28 operating rooms with earthquake-resistant infrastructure.
Professor of Regional Health in Istanbul says. Dr. Kemal Memişoğlu “We are talking about a building that is 7-8 times larger than the old one, with an area of use of 250 thousand square meters, which contains a helipad.”