Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Hamad Hassan, initiated his visit to Turkey with a meeting held with his Turkish counterpart, Fahrettin Koca, at the headquarters of the Turkish Ministry of Health in Ankara, during which they discussed ways to bolster cooperation and investment in the fields of medicine, supplies, implants, equipment, and medical tourism, in addition to exchanging services and experiences in the field of medical tourism.
The Turkish minister welcomed his guest, pointing out that “Minister Hassan’s visit coincided with an important medical development in Turkey represented by the use of the Turkish vaccine for the first time,” suggesting “the possibility of cooperation in the field of clinical studies.”
Koca expressed his country’s readiness to “develop bilateral cooperation in the health field at all levels,” stressing “the importance of Minister Hassan’s visit to the Turkish Medicines Authority, and the “importance of completing the administrative arrangements to launch the works in the Turkish Specialized Hospital for Burns in Sidon, which is set to be fully equipped in late July.”
In turn, Minister Hassan thanked “the Turkish government and the Turkish people for the support provided to Lebanon throughout all the ordeals it has gone through, especially the support provided by the Turkish Ministry of Health to hospital institutions after the explosion of the Port of Beirut.”
He pointed out that “the delicate circumstances that Lebanon is going through are pushing it to turn towards friendly countries, including Turkey, which highlights the quality and effectiveness of its pharmaceutical products.”
Hassan stressed “the ministry’s interest in importing these products, especially medicines for incurable diseases, in addition to high-quality Turkish medical supplies and implants, through agreements either between the ministries of the two countries or between the Lebanese Ministry of Health and Turkish companies, or even between Lebanese and Turkish companies.”
Minister Hassan and the accompanying delegation then visited the Ankara Governmental Hospital, and inspected its various departments, as this hospital is considered one of the largest international hospitals.
Source: National News Agency