Turkish Minister of Health Mehmet Müezzinnoğlu has arrived in North Cyprus for a ground breaking ceremony for a new Oncology Centre. Turkish Ambassador to Nicosia Halil İbrahim Akca and Health Minister Ahmet Gülle accompanied Müezzinnoğlu at the reception.
When completed, the new Oncology centre to be built in the grounds of the Dr Burhan Nalbantoglu State hospital in Nicosia will have 56 beds – six for intensive care, radiology and a paediatric unit. Completion of the project is expected by July 2015. In his speech at the visit Müezzinnoğlu conveyed the Turkish government’s and its people’s greetings and their continuing support for the Turkish Cypriot people.
Müezzinnoğlu, saying that they had arrived in the TRNC at the invitation of the North Cyprus Health Minister Gülle, noted that there is to be a broader cooperation agreement for the health sector which will require an additional protocol to be signed. The additional protocol to be signed envisages that Burhan Nalbantoglu hospital will cooperate with and become a”sister hospital” to the Antalya Education and Research Hospital. Müezzinnoğlu also stated that at the ceremony that the new centre will contribute to North Cyprus’ health care system.
He added that he hoped that the transfer of Turkey’s knowledge and experience in the health sector to North Cyprus will be of benefit. As a result of the steps taken and current projects, Müezzinnoğlu noted that, with the North Cyprus Health Ministry, they will evaluate a variety of projects they can realise together.
Sources ‘Kibris Postasi’ and ‘Havadis’