A new seismically-resistant medical facility in Istanbul will open in February.
The Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital was demolished under the Istanbul Seismic Risk Reduction and Emergency Case Preparation Project (ISMEP) and a new building has been constructed at the site.
The hospital features 1,800 triple pendulum isolator systems that will allow it to remain operational in the event of an earthquake to provide much-needed medical assistance to the injured.
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group provided €158.9 million ($174.9 million) for the project.
“Our building was very old, and its capacity was insufficient,” Deputy Chief Physician of Okmeydani Hospital