Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and experts from the Turkish Coronavirus Science Board announced restrictions and measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus could be relaxed by July as the number of new cases appears to have flatlined. On top of that, starting May 20, Turkey’s medical tourism industry plans to resume services for foreign patients from 31 countries, including Romania and Moldova. The Turkish Ministry of Health has prepared directives on the criteria for entry, treatment and discharge of patients and their companions which are not infected with the new type SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Patients must register and receive approval from the medical tourism agency of the Turkish Ministry of Health (MedicaTrust International Medical Services, USHAŞ) before entering Turkey. COVID-19 tests are to be performed separately upon entry into the country.
On May 20, Turkish medical tourism industry resumes services for foreign patients
Starting Wednesday, May 20, Turkey begins to ease restrictions on slowing the pandemic and plans to return to “new normalcy” in July. At the moment, there are some restrictions, though: patients will be able to come with a maximum two companions and will not be able to be accommodated elsewhere than in the designated hospitals. “The medical staff at Anadolu Medical Center relies on both the personal experience of the doctors and on the internal protocols, but also we observed the best international practices when establishing infection control protocols. We are up to date with everything related to Covid-19, so that risks are kept to a minimum level for all the patients of the clinic”, said Dr. Inge Aivas for Valahia News on Wednesday.
Anadolu Medical Center, the cancer treatment Turkish center, welcomes Romanian and international patients again
Anadolu Medical Center was established by the Anadolu Foundation in 2005 and has two major characteristics: its non-profit status and its unique affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine USA, recognized worldwide.
Currently, Anadolu Medical Center welcomes patients from over 31 countries worldwide. Anadolu Medical Center treats patients in a complex and modern way, providing medical services at an international standard to improve the quality of life.
The 31 countries include the United Kingdom, Germany, Iraq and Russia, and the treatments available cover a wide range, from eye surgery to organ transplantation and cardiology. Romania and the Republic of Moldova are also on the list of the 31 countries included and tens of thousand Romanians received treatment or a second medical diagnostic at Anadolu. The Romanian team from Anadolu Medical Center includes 15 patient coordinators and translators who help the Romanian patients at every step, as well as a personal nurse and a Romanian language coordinator. The Alliance for Quality in Medical Purpose Travel (MTQUA) ranked Anadolu Medical Center in the Top 10 Global Hospitals in 2019.