ANKARA: The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that Turkey made history in the field of health with the dedication of its health personnel, hospitals, and strong infrastructure during the war against COVID-19 over the past one year.


He said that with the sacrifice of our health workers, when our hospitals had a constant rise in the number of patients, it made us to establish a Coronavirus Operation Center and the country's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Twitter, apprising the  efforts made in one year since the disease was first seen in the country.



He said local diagnosis kits were produced and Filiation and Isolation Tracking System was formed, while a mobile application called Life Fits Into Home was put into service and inactive vaccines were also started to be applied in the country, Erdoğan said.


Referring to the services in vaccination, he said: "We have administered over 10 million vaccines in a very short time .i.e. on 14th Jan, this year; Turkey began a mass COVID-vaccination campaign, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in vaccines.


Erdoğan said city hospitals were opened in Istanbul, Konya, and Tekirdağ provinces, and noted that 25 new hospital buildings, as well as 11 annex hospital buildings, became operational over the past year. He said that Turkey produced an indigenous medical ventilator during the process, which could be used at home/hosp and exported to 20 countries.