ANKARA

Turkey on Friday opened a second emergency hospital in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul as part of the country’s continued fight against coronavirus. 

The new Dr. Feriha Oz Emergency Hospital in Istanbul is named after a world-renowned Turkish pathologist who was claimed by the virus this April.

Attending the opening ceremony were Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, and other top Cabinet ministers.

Speaking at the opening, Erdogan stressed the importance of emergency hospitals for tackling the virus.

“More than 190 countries asked Turkey for healthcare aid, and we helped more than 90 of them,” he added.

Turkey’s health insurance system is attracting interest, with groups from various countries coming to Turkey to see how it works, the president said.

Turkey’s healthcare system, hospitals, and insurance system will continue drawing interest worldwide, he added.

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