BENEFITING FROM TURKEY’S HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCES
Georgian Committee, willing to benefit from Turkey’s healthcare experiences for the university hospital planned to be built in Batum, visited Rize with the contribution and attempts of Ayder Health.
Recently, Georgian Committee visited Rize to observe on-site the healthcare activities of our country and to set a role-model. In collaboration with Ayder Health, the committee stayed at Ayder Haşimoğlu Hotel and declared their purpose of visiting Turkey as the plan to open a university hospital in the future and to examine the university hospital located in Rize for that purpose. Georgian Committee comprised of Ilia Nakashidze, Deputy Chairman of Parliament of Georgia, Zaal Mikeladze, Ministry of Health and Social Care for the Autonomous Region of Adjara, Avtandil Mikatsadze, Consul General in Trabzon, and Prof. Merab Khalvashi, the President of Batum Shota Rustaveli State University. The Committee was accompanied by Dr. Mustafa Tepe, Provincial Health Director of Rize.
Georgian Committee convened with Mr. Ahmet Dalkiran, Deputy Governor of Rize while attending several meetings with Dr. Huseyin Karaman, the President of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University and Prof. Dr. Omer Satiroglu, the Dean of Medical Faulty.
WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES
Ilia Nakashidze, Deputy Chairman of Parliament of Georgia stated: “Our purpose of visit is to strengthen the healthcare relations between Turkey and Georgia. Experience share, at first step, and authorities getting to know each other is of great importance. And we would like to exchange information. And we would like to assign the Republic Hospital in Batum as a university hospital in the future and we came here, Rize to get information with this regard. We would like to see how a training and research hospital operates. We are very happy. Turkish authorities are way too helpful. They are devotedly trying to tell us what they know, which makes us quite happy.”
WE ARE DESIGNING A NEW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Zaal Mikeladze, Ministry of Health and Social Care for the Autonomous Region of Adjara mentioned “Georgia and Turkey are neighbors to each other. Especially, the Autonomous Region of Adjara and Rize are very close to each other and should maintain their relations in this manner. We are re-modernizing the Republic Hospital. We came here to get experiences in order to assign that hospital as the university hospital. We want university to use the hospital and the hospital to use the university to improve itself. Therefore, training and research hospital in Rize is very important to us. Moreover, we also came here to examine the emergency ward. This was an acquaintance visit. Expert teams will be visiting here in the future to keep working. We would like to thank the Provincial Health Directorate of Rize for their supports.”
WE SHOULD CARRY OUR RELATIONS FORWARD
Avtandil Mikatsadze, Consul General of Georgia in Trabzon underlined: “We are neighbors and friends and we would like to carry our relations forward. Batum is closer to Rize than Tbilisi. We came here to see on-site the healthcare assurance system and to understand how it works. This is our first time in Ayder, which we think is the heaven of nature. Thank you for your hospitality”.
WE WILL TAKE TURKEY AS EXAMPLE
Prof. Merab Khalvashi, the President of Batum Shota Rustaveli State University explained: “We think that Turkey is vastly experienced in university hospitals. We came to visit the university hospital in Rize not because it is near but also, we know that their systems are working perfectly. We would like to learn our experiences from such a good working system. The main topic we need to focus is how the operation system, staff structure, academic and clinic studies are managed together. We will also get detailed information about how the financing is supplied and how it is managed by the government. After introductions in future, teams will come to get detailed information”.
THEY TRUST US
Dr. Mustafa Tepe, Provincial Health Director of Rize said: “They would like to know and learn about our healthcare system. They wish to use our example for the hospital they will build in the near future. Their first impressions are quite positive. They trust our system and they have taken us an example. Moreover, we do treat their patients. They also thanked us for that.”