Ankara, 20 Jumadil Akhir 1437/30 March 2016 (MINA) – Since 2011, Syrian refugees in Turkey have received healthcare services some 15.3 million times both inside and outside Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, Turkey’s Health Ministry announced Tuesday.
According to ministry figures for January 2011 to January 2016, nearly 128,000 Syrian babies have been delivered in Turkey’s public, university, and private hospitals.
Over 603,000 Syrians got vaccinations during the same time period, the ministry said. Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Some 247,500 Syrian babies, 226,000 children, and 83,600 pregnant Syrian women have been screened in Turkey’s hospitals since 2011, the ministry added.
The ministry also stated that new healthcare facilities will be constructed, the capacity of current facilities will be boosted, and facilities in places where people are being provided temporary shelter in Turkey will be developed.
Turkey is hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees in the world, and so far has spent more than seven billion euros ($7.7 billion) meeting their needs.
Syria has remained locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN figures. (T/P002/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)