Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital opened with a ceremony that brought together the state protocol, especially President Ersin Tatar, President of the National Assembly Zorlu Töre and Prime Minister Ünal Üstel, and started to serve the people of the region.
Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital, of which Near East Enterprises completed its investment in Yeniboğaziçi, was opened with a magnificent ceremony and started to serve the people of the region. President Ersin Tatar, President of the National Assembly Zorlu Töre, Prime Minister Ünal Üstel, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu, Minister of National Education Nazım Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dursun Oğuz, Minister of Health İzlem Gürçağ Altuğra, Minister of Social Security Hasan Taçoy, deputies, district governors, YODAK President, rectors and mayors, and the people of the region attended to the opening ceremony.
13 prototypes of B9, the first model of TRNC’s domestic automobile brand GÜNSEL, were also present at the ceremony area. Before the opening speeches, a concert was given by the choir of Near East Yeniboğaziçi Primary School students.
In the ceremony where politicians did not speak due to the election bans that started before the local elections to be held on November 27, the opening speeches were made by Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital Chief Physician, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz, Near East University Acting Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Near East Enterprises Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel.
High standard service in all branches!
Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital, which will have a capacity of 100 beds in a closed area of 15 thousand square meters with its three-storey building, will provide services in all branches with its full-fledged structure equipped with the latest technology. It will meet a great need as the only health base that performs life-saving applications such as angiography, coronary and general intensive care, MR and tomography in Famagusta and Iskele regions.
Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital, with its highly technological equipment, competent physician staff and the team of experienced healthcare professionals, especially in cardiovascular surgery, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, urology, neurology, neurosurgery, chest diseases, nutrition and dietetics, eye, skin, ear-nose-throat, infectious diseases, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, and family medicine branches, will serve to the people of the region. While the Near East University Hospital in Yeniboğaziçi, with its fully equipped emergency service and intensive care units and operating rooms, will provide quality health services for the people of the region, it will also make an important contribution to the country in the field of health tourism along with the Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital .
Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel: “In our GÜNSEL, which will appear as the national and local brand of our country on the world roads with mass production, we want to take one step beyond spiritual feelings and put the ownership of GÜNSEL on official records in the name of our state and our people.”
Starting his speech by saying “The opening of our Near East University Hospital on July 20, 2010, was a very important milestone that secured the present and future of the country and our people in the field of health.”, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Near East Enterprises Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel also said, “In 2016, when we celebrated the anniversary of the foundation of our Republic, on November 15, we opened Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital and crowned this milestone. Today, in another Republic Week, where we celebrate the 39th anniversary of our Republic, we are proud and happy for opening our new hospital, which will provide health services to our people with its state-of-the-art equipment and fully-fledged infrastructure in a wide region stretching from the Karpaz to Famagusta.”
Expressing in numbers the contribution of the Near East Hospitals to the health of the country, Prof. Dr. Günsel said, “To date, 2.5 million people have applied to our hospitals for treatment. I would like to draw your attention that this number is approximately 6.5 times the population of our country. In addition, 226 thousand of our people received inpatient treatment in our hospitals, we performed nearly 50 thousand operations and 6 thousand babies were born in our hospitals. These numbers will surely continue to increase with the addition of our Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital to our Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital.
“With our fully-equipped hospitals equipped with the latest technology, on the one hand, we meet the health needs of our people and alleviate the burden on our state and our country’s health system, on the other hand, we are adding a new value-added item to our economy with health tourism,” saying Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel, added that they will continue to bring new works to Yeniboğaziçi and the region.
“We will also officially inaugurate our indoor sports hall, which we have put into use after completing its establishment, and our Grand Library, which will provide access to 750 thousand printed books and 850 million digital resources,” said Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel said, and further added “We will continue to make new investments that will increase the attractiveness of Yeniboğaziçi, Famagusta and Iskele and the quality of life of the people living in this region. Within the scope of the protocol we signed with Yeniboğaziçi Municipality, we will soon lay the foundation of the airport, which will give a great impetus to the development of civil aviation and aviation education in our country.”
“Failing to catch up with the age with its education and health infrastructure, lagging behind in culture and art, no country that does not produce itself and cannot create its domestic industry can safely complete its march to the future and cannot be respected in the international arena. That’s why, as Near East Enterprises, we see it as the strongest aim of our existence to lay the foundations, make openings, develop and produce that will carry our country forward in education, health, culture, art, and industry.” saying Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel emphasized that the TRNC’s domestic and national car GÜNSEL is the most important symbol of these efforts.
Emphasizing that GÜNSEL belongs to the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriot Community, Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel said, “Today, here, in the presence of all of you, I would like to voice a very important call for the first time. In our GÜNSEL, which will appear as the national and local brand of our country on the roads of the world with mass production, we want to take it one step beyond spiritual feelings and put its ownership on official records in the name of our state and our people. Regardless of the rate, we want our state to say ‘we exist’, as a partner of GÜNSEL, shouting to the whole world the power, capability and capabilities of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus!”
Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “The strength of a country’s health infrastructure is one of the most important factors that make people living in that country feel safe.”
Near East University Acting Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ started his speech by greeting the participants and said, “The strength of a country’s health infrastructure is one of the most important factors that make people living in that country feel safe. There is no doubt that the Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital, with its fully equipped infrastructure, will raise the living standards of the people of the region and make them feel much safer, just like the Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospitals have done.”
Stating that the Near East Hospitals have made a significant contribution to the country with the health services they provide, Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ said, “Our hospitals, which also serve as medical faculty hospitals, make a great contribution to the medical education in our country and enable the training of future doctors. Our University of Kyrenia Faculty of Medicine had its first graduates in June 2022. Our Near East University Faculty of Medicine has trained 1,800 doctors so far. Likewise, our hospitals have played a major role in the training of hundreds of nurses and health technicians in our country.”
Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ further said, “We know and we are aware that who do not derive their strength from science, knowledge, reason, art, and culture, cannot be permanent, it cannot achieve its purpose. That’s why every step taken by the Near East Enterprises and every project it undertakes is brought to life by taking its power from science and mind, and integrating it with art and culture. Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital, which we opened today, stands before you as one of the most beautiful symbols of this.”
Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz: “Our hospital, consisting of 3 floors, with a closed area of 15 thousand square meters and a capacity of 100 beds, in addition to coronary, neonatal, cardiac surgery and general intensive care units, also has a highly equipped coronary angiography unit and a cardiac surgery operating room, which is the first in the region.”
Near East University Yeniboğaziçi Hospital Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz gave technical information about the newly opened hospital in his speech; “Our hospital’s advanced technology-equipped intensive care units, operating rooms, laboratories and patient rooms have been built in accordance with internationally accepted standards. It will meet both the medical and other needs of our patients at superior standards, and patient safety and patient rights will be our top priority in any case. Prof. Dr. Korkmaz said, “Our hospital, consisting of 3 floors, with a closed area of 15 thousand square meters and a capacity of 100 beds, in addition to coronary, neonatal, cardiac surgery and general intensive care units, also has a highly equipped coronary angiography unit and a cardiac surgery operating room, which is the first in the region.”
“With the services provided by the specialist physicians in the field, quality health services will be provided both to the TRNC people and to the increasing foreign population in the region,” saying Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz further added; “We will provide our patients with polyclinic services at the highest level and in an environment of trust, with analysis laboratories where all health-related tests can be performed, Radiology Center with the most advanced imaging devices such as MRI and Tomography, which have an active role in diagnosis, and fully digitalized doctor examination rooms.”