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A 250-bed public hospital is being built in Hatay-Dörtyol with  EUR 40 million EU funding

A 250-bed public hospital is being built in Hatay-Dörtyol with EUR 40 million EU funding

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 17:02

The new Public Hospital in Hatay-Dörtyol constructed with European Union funding, under the management of the French Development Agency and the Ministry of Health’s Directorate General for Health Investments, will be opened at the beginning of 2022.

The hospital will respond to the increasing need for healthcare services in the region along with increasing population and migration movement. The hospital is an earthquake resistant structure and built with the most advanced technology. In addition, it stands out with its woman-friendly features; it includes services such as a mother accommodation center, special labour and care rooms, training for mothers and expectant mothers and children's playgrounds.

The Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut said:

“We are about to complete a state-of-the-art, 250-bed hospital in Hatay-Dörtyol which would serve six thousand patients daily. As such, we will be enabling comprehensive healthcare services to both the local population and to those fleeing from humanitarian crises.  

Through the program which is still running, we have provided a financial support of €780 million for healthcare, and thanks to this resource, we have put into operation more than 177 healthcare centers and 430 ambulances to serve those groups, escaping from humanitarian crises.

Furthermore, in addition to the construction of the new Dörtyol State Hospital, we are also about to complete the construction of a similar hospital in Kilis, together with another financing institution.

Availing myself of this opportunity, I would like to express my thanks to the French Development Agency and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey as well as to the relevant institutions and services for their cooperation.”

 

For press inquiries:

Miray Akdağ. EU Delegation to Turkey, Press Counsellor

miray.akdag@eeas.europa.eu