The Turkish media reacted swiftly to the CCNT press release “Turkish Care Capacity for Dutch Queue” published on December 8, 2021. The chairman, Ethem Emre, was broadcasted via live streaming in a TV studio in Turkey, topic “Global interest in the Turkish health system”. He was asked to provide the motivation behind their “Zorgproject NL-TR” (Healthcare project NL-TR).
The Dutch healthcare sector ran into capacity limits during the corona crisis, according to the filling of the Intesive Care hosptial departments. Regular, planned care has also been partially postponed. At the end of August, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) announced that since March 2020 about 340,000 to 380,000 fewer operations had been performed than expected.
Subsequenly, a possible ‘transfer’ of Dutch patients to Turkish hospitals is being investigated by the Chamber of Commerce Netherlands – Turkey foundation.
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