The first leg of Basaksehir Ikitelli Sehir Hospital, built on orders of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened on Monday in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul to strengthen the nation’s fight against the new coronavirus pandemic.

City hospitals have a vital role in fighting the virus all around the world, with their high tech equipment, physical infrastructure, and bed capacity. They also offer comprehensive treatment for all diseases.

Turkey, ineffective coordination with its Health Ministry, planned to open many hospitals in a short time amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Basaksehir Ikitelli Sehir Hospital opened in Istanbul as part of

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