In the struggle with Kovid-19, Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital Başıbüyük Building has opened its doors to patients from home and abroad.
Devoted workings were photographed at the hospital, which has been used as a pandemic hospital with the decision of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital Chief Physician Prof. Dr. İsmail Cinel said in his statement that they are prepared to struggle since the first day when a new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) was seen in Turkey. İsmail Cinel said that, as of April 19, they treated 1950 patients in intensive care units. Then he added "On April 7, we put this hospital into service. We thought it would be very beneficial to engage the building, which has been under construction for a long time in Başıbüyük, within 20-25 days from the first day of the cases. We managed to put it into service as a place where the Kovid-19 patients are accepted. This was a first for Istanbul and Turkey. In fact, this hospital has a capacity of 535 beds. While 365 beds are designed as a single room, we immediately put 60 intensive care beds into service”.
Emphasizing that they are holding 40 additional intensive care units ready, Cinel also said: "27 of the 29 operating rooms were prepared as intensive care. Of course, the intensive care beds were very functional while we had reached the coronavirus peak. We have enough amount of service beds because the hospital in Pendik was for patients without Kovid-19. If necessary, we could convert them into the beds for Kovid-19 patients. Our patients were taken to intensive care; some were connected to the respirator. Some of them were able to recover with the methods we used in intensive care units before connecting to the respirators. For this reason, this hospital has been cut out for them. "
"The more you have intensive care beds, the more you feel stronger in the field of health."
İsmail Cinel, who stated that they felt much stronger with the service of the hospital, said: "You have more intensive care beds reserves, you feel stronger in the healthcare area. We have nearly 4 thousand personnel and, 103 were coronavirus positive among them. I am very happy that we managed to treat all of them. The disease was seen at a rate of 2.5 percent in our healthcare professionals in an environment where 5-6 percent of the workers are Kovid-19 in the world. Therefore, I am very happy. Our death rates are lower than the European rates”.