Medical equipment support was provided to the “8 September” City General Hospital operating in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), one of the most important Turkish institutions abroad.
“Bone Densitometer (Bone Densitometer)”, which is of great importance in the detection and treatment of osteoporosis (bone loss), has been provided to the Endocrinology Department of the Skopje “8 September” City General Hospital, which serves about 4 thousand patients a year .
Minister of Health of North Macedonia Fatmir Mesiti, Head of Department of TIKA Balkan and Eastern Europe Mehmet Onal, Coordinator of TIKA Skopje Halim Omer Sogut, Director of “8 September” City Hospital Prof. doctor. Christian Kostov attended.
In his speech, TİKA’s Balkan and Eastern European Department Head Mehmet Unal said that they have carried out 1,200 projects and activities in North Macedonia, 30 of which are in the health sector.
Indicating that they are happy to be part of the meaningful project, Onal said, “Today, we are here to specify a bone density measuring device within the scope of benefiting our healthcare workers. Of course we are happy to come to a public institution, a public hospital, from this device, which is available In major private hospitals. It is important to increase the quality of service provided to our citizens and for the benefit of our Macedonian citizens. Use his expressions.
Health Minister Fatmir Mesiti also stated that the event represents a step forward in its commitment to providing comprehensive health care to citizens.
Stating that difficulties will be dealt with directly with the donated organ, Misiti said, “I would like to express my gratitude for this important donation made by the Presidency of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency from the Republic of Turkey. With the introduction of this densimeter, the conditions for diagnosing and treating osteoporosis will be improved.” Orthopedics, which is one of the biggest challenges we face in healthcare, and our patients will be able to access services in a timely manner.” He said.
Hospital director, Prof. Dr. doctor. Christian Kostov emphasized that thanks to the device in question, the Osteoporosis Center was established within the Endocrinology Department for the first time in the hospital’s 50-year history.
Stating that services will be provided to patients with orthopedic problems in the new opened center, Kostov said, “I would like to thank TIKA and the Republic of Turkey, who have improved our health system and health skills, and increased screening capacities in our hospital and across the country.” He said.
The device can also be used in orthopedics, radiology, rheumatology and physiotherapy departments with high frequency of patients.
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