Having signed off on over 250 lasting monuments within the last 10 years, the Municipality of Ümraniye carried out its opening ceremony of five more institutions, including the Red Crescent Service Building and Blood Donor Centre, Family Heath Centres, Neighbourhood Chief Building and Knowledge Homes, as well as the groundbreaking ceremony of two Family Health Centres with Health Minister, Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu in attendance.
Having spent the last 10 years gaining lasting monuments to the district, the Municipality of Ümraniye continues its work without stopping in its new term. Continuing its works and investments in the health sector at top speed, the Ümraniye Municipality opened 7 more large lasting institutions, honoured with the presence of Health Minister, Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu. Made by the Ümraniye Municipality, the Şerifali Neigbourhood's Chief Building, Knowledge Home and Family Heath Centre as well as the Tatlısu Neighbourhood's finished Family Heath Centre and the Ümraniye Red Crescent Services Building's opening took place with a large turnout. On the other hand, while the opening ceremonies of these 5 new service buildings were taking place, the grounds were broken on the sites of the Mehmet Akif Neighbourhood Family Heath Centre and Esenşehir Family Heath Centre. Along with Health Minister,Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, Ümraniye District Governor Mehmet Çek, Ümraniye Municipality Mayor Hasan Can, the AK Party’s Ümraniye District Head Enver Sedat Çakıroğlu, Esq., Red Crescent Chairman Ahmet Lütfi Akar, Ümraniye Municipal Director of Education Süleyman Gökçimen, Ümraniye District Police Chief Hüseyin Göllüce, Ümraniye Hospital of Research and Education director Ass. Prof. Dr. Kamil Özdil, AK Party Ümraniye District Women’s Branch Head Mukkades Tosun, Red Crescent Ümraniye Branch Director Ali Şentürk, Ümraniye Vice Mayors, municipal unit managers, neighbourhood chiefs, councilmen, NGO representatives, principals and many citizens attended.
In giving the program's opening speech, Şerifali Neighbourhood Chief Ibrahim Demir said, "Our Ümraniye Municipality Mayor Hasan Can has given our district numberless institutions. I would like to give my thanks to him and his team."
Saying that it is the AK Party taskforce that is writing a saga of services in Turkey for the past 13 years, AK Party’s Ümraniye District Head Enver Sedat Çakıroğlu, Esq. said, "There is an AK Party regime that revolutionizes sectors from economy to education, from health to transportation and thus changes Turkey's numbers." Çakıroğlu said, "The AK Party has local governments that have provided any and all types of services in the past 13 years. Whether it be the metropolitan municipality or district municipality, their successes have complemented those of our AK Party. Today with our Health Minister, Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, we will have the opening ceremony of these 5 new service buildings and 2 ground breaking ceremonies done by the Ümraniye Municipality. I pray for these lasting institutions to be resourceful for our municipality."
Talking about the rapidly developing services in the health sector as well as citizens' pleasure with such advancements, in his speech Istanbul People's Health Director Prof. Dr. Nurhan Ince said, "Knowing that they are working on projects to increase the amount of citizens benefiting from health services, I would like to thank foremost Ümraniye Municipal Mayor Hasan Can and everyone else who had a role in the great investments made in Ümraniye's health sector today."
Giving technical information on the service buildings to be opened as well as those whose sites will be broken, Ümraniye Vice-Mayor Maliki Ejder Batur said, "The Şerifali Family Health Centre which is being opened consists of the Şerifali Neighbourhood Chief's office as well as the Şerifali Knowledge Home in its 742 metres squared area of three floors. While the ground floor consists of the knowledge home and chief's office, the first and second floors have a family health centre with six doctors. The Tatlısu Family Health Centre is a two-story building on a 415 square metres area. The building houses a Family Heath Centre of six doctors." Batur said, "Ümraniye Red Crescent Services Building is 383 meters squared. On the ground floor of the Red Crescent building there is blood donating, doctor and technical rooms. While on the first floor there are 5 administrative rooms, on the roof floor there is a recreational room and a meeting room." Vice Mayor Ejder Batur also said, "The Mehmet Akif Neighbourhood Family Heath Centre, for which the groundbreaking ceremony will take place, consists of a two-story building on 620 square metres. The building houses a Family Heath Centre of six doctors. Esenşehir Family Heath Centre consists of a two-story building on 550 squared metres."
MAYOR HASAN CAN: "WE RECONSTRUCTED 55% OF ÜMRANIYE"
Speaking at the program and expressing that since they came into office, they have been gaining Ümraniye valuable services, Mayor Hasan Can said that they reconstructed 55% of Ümraniye. Mayor Hasan Can said, "10 years ago these areas were fields and you couldn't even enter with boots. When it rained, no one could pass due to the shrubs, thorns and mud. But now it has become one of Istanbul's distinguished settlement areas. And thankfully Ümraniye has become a municipality that in the last 10 years has renewed 55% of the district in order to open natural paths for businessmen and citizens." Expressing that as the AK Party they've signed off on successes envied by the world, Mayor Hasan Can said, "We are going towards June 7th elections. Turkey has truly won so much. Turkey has signed off on successes envied by the world. And hopefully on June 7th in order to make these successes more lasting by protecting them with the legal framework, because we have much more to do for ensuring the continuity of services. For this we await more support from the people."
In his speech, Ümraniye District Governor Mehmet Çek said, "Today we are once again together on a beautiful day for an opening. Before all else we wish for health. It is for this reason that the Ümraniye Municipality has put into practice so many services in the health sector. As you see today, the Municipality of Ümraniye gains us a new health service buildings to our district. I would like to thank foremost Ümraniye Municipal Mayor Hasan Can and everyone else who had a role the making of these institutions."
MINISTER DR. MEHMET MÜEZZİNOĞLU: "IN ORDER TO LET THE FLAG WITH THE CRESCENT MOON AND STAR POWERFULLY FLY AROUND THE WORLD YOU NEED TO LOVE THE PEOPLE"
Underlining that with the AK Party Government the country gained a plethora of institutions Health Minister, Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu said, "As the Ministry of Health I am going to give two statistics. The first, we are making 226 hospitals with a 36 thousand bed capacity. Up until the end of the year, we will make in addition 43 hospitals with a 12 thousand bed capacity." Reminding the number of ambulances before coming to power, Müezzinoğlu said, "Look, I'm going to give another statistic about when we came into power. There was a total of 617 ambulances in this country. And of that 617 one third was not in proper condition for use. Another one third was not medically equipped. Remaining was only 250 ambulances for this country. When those ambulances were called for emergency patients, you would hear this sentence, 'If you fill the gas tank, we'll take the patient.' This is the old Turkey. It has been two-in-a-half years since I have been made Minister of Health. In two-in-a-half years we have bought 2100 ambulances. Right now we have 4500 ambulances. We made a silent revolution together with the previous Health Minister." Also saying that plane and helicopter ambulances belonging to the Ministry of Health are now also in work, "In order to let the flag with the crescent moon and star powerfully fly around the world, you need some elbow grease, you need great effort, you need to love the people," said Müezzinoğlu.
After the speeches, Minister Müezzinoğlu participated live in the opening of 4 service buildings and the groundbreaking of 2 servicing institutions, amongst which are Family Health Centres in Şerifali. Vice-Mayors in the neighbourhoods of Mehmet Akif, Tatlısu, and Esenşehir connected to the ceremony in the neighbourhood of Şerifali. Later on, Müezzinoğlu also presented the Red Crescent Ümraniye Branch, put into service by the Ümraniye Municipality.