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Turkish Sema Hospital to open in Kazakhstan

4 February 2011 09:27
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ALMATY. February 4. KAZINFORM. Sema Hospital, a private Turkish hospital, is planning to open a branch in the Kazakh city of Almaty, where a large number of people are waiting for heart surgery as coronary diseases are widespread in the country.

Ruhi Toraman, a chief physician at Sema Hospital, told the Cihan news agency that they intend to meet the needs of both their patients and those close to their patients. "We invest in the hospital thinking not only of the people of Kazakhstan but of the entire 80 million people living in Central Asia. Doctors employed here will be doctors who earned their degrees in Turkey. Our health services will be based on the principle of quality and trust. We plan to conduct 3,000 physical examinations, 300 angiographies and 100 bypass operations every month. We later plan to become a university hospital," he said, adding that they will employ the latest medical technology in Kazakhstan.

He also said heart and coronary diseases are common in Kazakhstan and that this is why they are placing an emphasis on angiographies and bypass operations. Currently, 3,500 people are awaiting surgery. The hospital will operate on a 2,500-square-meter area and offer full services, from general to brain surgery and from pediatrics to ear, nose and throat (ENT) units. It will boast two operating rooms and intensive care units, which will provide services 24 hour a day.

According to Today's Zaman, one of the intensive care units will have 10 beds in addition to 15 private rooms and two VIP rooms. The hospital's medical staff, 20 doctors and 40 nurses, will all come from Turkey.

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