Turkey blows a wind of health over six continents and seven climates
The Covid-19 leaving its mark to 21st century's first quarter, highlighted the prominence of two sectors: health and food. The importance of a country's self-sufficiency in many industries, particularly self-sufficiency in these two sectors, became more critical. In fact, during the pandemic, Turkey received the fruits of its efforts to implement its approach of indigenous and national production launched by late Turgut Özal after 1980 and decisively pursued by the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Not to mention its robust physical infrastructure in the health sector, Turkey experienced a quite successful period on account of its qualified human resources. Turkey manufactured medical devices and equipment while it treated and recovered the patients. In addition to the local requirements, Turkey fulfilled the medical supply demands of tens of countries and high-income countries. Once again, our country demonstrated its production potential, innovative approach, and capability of immediately adapting to the conditions of the crises.
A deep-rooted healthcare tradition lies beneath Turkey's health sector's success, which serves as a model to other countries. Turks opened the first hospital in Anatolian lands in 1206. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev I commissioned the hospital building for her late sister Gevher Nesibe who had passed away at a young age. Named after her, this hospital had been a pioneer in the health area for hundreds of years. The Turks repeated this achievement in the 13th century in the first quarter of the millennium.
Turkey now blows a wind of health over '6 continents and seven climates.' Turkey's modern healthcare facilities, the magnificent city hospitals, reliable doctors and state-of-the-art technology serve as a model to the globe. With such superior qualities, Turkey will always be a leading country in the health sector, which is already quite resilient in the country.
President of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce