At a time when many countries suffer from a severe shortage of medical devices, Turkey began manufacturing ventilators locally within a period of two weeks in light of the spread of the Corona epidemic.
Turkey begins manufacturing ventilators locally
The Turkish government announced starting the manufacturing and production of ventilators urgently, before registering any coronavirus case.
This decision was among a group of preparations the Turkish government announced to secure everything necessary to stand in the face of the global pandemic.
Four Turkish agencies have worked on the production of these devices, relying entirely on local resources.
The Turkish companies that collaborated to launch the production line are Archelik, Aselsan, Baykar, and BIOSYS.
The manufacturers delivered 100 devices to Bashaksehir medical city on the 20th of April 2020.
It is important to note that each device is combined with at least 200 pieces, all of which are made in Turkey.
Production is expected to reach 5,000 ventilators by the end of May 2020.
The Turkish efforts in the fight against the Coronavirus were not limited to this achievement.
Rather, work was also done to accelerate the opening of the medical city of Basaksehir, and many hospitals were built for those infected with Coronavirus to receive treatment.
Medical institutions that were dedicated to coronavirus patients
Basaksehir medical city
One of the advantages of the medical city of Basaksehir is its ability to accommodate a large number of patients who need intensive care.
In addition, it is considered one of the largest medical edifices in Turkey and throughout Europe.
The construction area covers 1,000,000 square meters, and it contains 2,682 beds.
It is the third-largest medical investment in Turkey.
The world’s first in terms of the number of seismic insulators found in the main building reaches 2040 seismic insulators.
The medical city of Basaksehir is going to play a major role in tackling the Coronavirus due to its size and solid infrastructure.
A hospital inside Ataturk Airport
The construction of a hospital in Ataturk Airport is currently being completed.
Patients with coronavirus will be treated there.
It is expected, according to Turkish government statements, that this hospital will be opened in a period not to exceed 45 days.
The hospital will have a capacity of 1000 beds.
Work is also being done to build a hospital on the Asian side of Istanbul to treat those infected with Coronavirus.
The hospital that is being built on the Asian side of the city is located in the Sanjak Tepe Airport.
The Turkish government continues to provide assistance to most countries of the world to stand up to this pandemic.
The government is working to evacuate its citizens wishing to return to it from all over the world.