Turkey: New health center to serve over 70,000 Syrians

Ankara, (UNA-OIC) - A new migration health center opened on Monday to serve over 70,000 Syrians in Turkey's central Kayseri province.

A total of 12 Syrian doctors will also work in the center built by the Turkish Ministry of Health under the EU project.

More than 3.5 million Syrians are staying in Turkey, said Kanuni Keklik, head of General Directorate of Public Health of Migration Health Department.

There are 500,000 Syrian doctors and nurses in Turkey, Keklik said, and added: "We want to include them in the Turkish healthcare system."

Nearly 35 million Syrians have been provided with ambulatory care services since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, he noted.

Around 1.5 million of the patients were treated in the hospital, while more than 1.3 million surgeries were performed. Over 325,000 women delivered babies, Keklik added.

Source: International Islamic News Agency