Returning from the wrong after 13 years

Refik Saydam Hygiene Institute, which is the only institution producing vaccines in Turkey and was established in 1928, was closed down in 2011 during the AKP government. It is noteworthy that “hifzissihha” is among the priority duties shared by Koca, who once again took the seat of the Ministry of Health in the new executive term.

Released: 08.06.2023 – 04:00

Update: 08.06.2023 – 04:00


“The implementation of the Hygiene Project” was among the duties of Koca. ATO President Baytemur pointed out that one of the biggest mistakes made by the Ministry of Health is the abolition of sanitation. Stating that the jigsaw policy of the government continues in the new period, Baytemur noted that the importance of producing a vaccine was understood more during the pandemic period and said, “Finding a vaccine in the pandemic was a problem. We need to produce our own vaccine. Until 100 years ago, it was sanitary. I don’t think the government understands this and will give public service there. There may be a profit. Unfortunately, there is a money-loving healthcare system. It is not enough for a closed understanding to declare that it will open again and to hang a sign of a place. The logic that will fill the ratio is important. So we have to see if they will open first. It should be opened as a place that produces vaccines and trains scientists with a public understanding as before.”


Reminding that the public health facility is a place that trains physicians, nurses, technicians and laboratory workers, Baytemur said, “How will they fill it with health professionals and scientists anyway? All of them are going abroad,” he said.

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