Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital of University of Kyrenia which will provide the best available and most up-to-date medical services to people of Kyrenia region started its services, following a magnificient opening ceremony.
According to a press info released by the Press and Public Relations Directorate, former President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu, Kutlu Evren (Minister of Internal Affairs), Kemal Dürüst (Minister of Transportation and Development), Sunat Atun (Minister of Economy), Fikri Ataoğlu (Minister of Environment and Tourism), Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu (Minister of Health), Hamza Ersan Saner (Minister of Labour and Social Security), Dr. Suat İ. Günsel (Founding Rector of Near East University), Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel (Chairman of Board of Trustees of Near East University), rectors and vice rectors of University of Kyrenia and of Near East University, state officials and guests attended to the opening ceremony which took place on campus of University of Kyrenia.
According to the info released, the University of Kyrenia Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital is a huge complex comprising 15,000 square meter indoor area within two blocks, each comprising four storeys. The hospital will provide medical services in 47 branches with around 250 subejct specialist staff. The hospital comprises three fully equipped operation theatres of which was designed especially to carry out cardiac surgeries; four intensive care units with 17 beds especially designed and equipped for pediatric, cardiology and general intensive care purposes; a blood bank, sterilization and dialysis units, an emergency service; biochemistry, microbiology and pathology labs; radiology, physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinics, cardiac centre, 20 policlinics, nutrition and dietetic and check-up centers, 4 sound-insulated classrooms with 120 people capacity, a restaurant with a capacity to serve up to 200 people, clinic pharmacy, normal and cold air stores and a call center. The hospital carries out its service on 7/24 basis.
The Kyrenia University Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital, giving the utmost importance to patients’ safety and rights, was equipped with the latest and the most advanced devices of the modern medicine, and moreover, is the only hospital carrying out its facilities much above the European standarts with a sequental device track and cutting-edge technology of radiology units providing single dose radiation at the lowest possible amount.
Prof. Dr. Nail Bulakbaşı: “Medical services will be provided at international standards”
Prof. Dr. Nail Bulakbaşı, Chief Physician of Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital, said in his opening speech that, moving on the philosophy of “living continental on an island”, the hospital was equipped with the latest and most advanced medical devices. Prof. Bulakbaşı also provided detailed information about the infrastructure and devices of the hospital, as well as its functionality.
Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu: “We will provide high quality services in all areas of health”
Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu, Rector of University of Kyrenia said in his speech at the ceremony that the university hospital has been equipped with the most advanced medical equipment and run by the most professional staff who has international reputation both in medical and administrative sections.
Grand Library and dormitory with a capacity of 600 residents
Rector Prof. Dr. Salihoğlu said that having a 38 years experience in education created the Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital of University of Kyrenia as another outcome of Günsel Family, and developing fast in the last couple of months, the university now comprises four faculties, one high school, one vocational school, an institute with 14 programs, and 39 programs accredited by Higher Education Council, and two advanced research centres. Besides, the construction of a dormitory with a capacity of 600 people is in progress and will be completed very soon.
Message of Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan, Rector of Near East University:
Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan, Rector of Near East University said in his message that Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital of University of Kyrenia is the monumental work of art and the symbol of personal achievement with self-power, another unique step for future generations, taking the public health up to the international standards, and beyond everything and most important, our people has found a new base of spirituality.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel: “We will provide our people with the service they deserve”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Near East University, starting his speech by celebrating the National Day of 15 December, said that our country was born 33 years ago as a result of fierce struggles, determination, and desire to freedom, and it will continue to grow up and get more powerful gradually. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Günsel said that the base for development of states and nations is education and as the Günsel Family, they will continue to their investments in order to bring in many more values to the country. Günsel, saying that our country deserves much more than an institution over the international standards, stated that they are proud and grateful for keeping the promises given one year ago at the ground breaking ceremony of the hospital. Günsel also saying that becoming a pionnering model for the world is the sole objective both of the Günsel Family, the Near East Family and the University of Kyrenia Family, pointed out that their guide was their deep roots in education. Günsel emphasized that Turkish Cypriots deserve the best and the most beautiful, and this is why the Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital was designed as an state-of-art complex and equipped with the most sophisticated medical devices. In this respect, the hospital will offer the best possible medical services not only to residents of Kyrenia region but to the rest of the country and to the rest of the world.
Günsel emphasized that strengthening our roots is possible only if we get prepared for a safer future and if we leave a well-prepared future to our next generations, and the opening of Dr. Suat Günsel hospital on this meaningful day on which our ancestors established the roots our state, is only one of the foundations but definitely not the last one.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. continued his words as follows: “Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital of University of Kyrenia takes its name from Dr. Suat Günsel, the Founding Rector of Near East University, the sister university of University of Kyrenia, who is a Turkish Cypriot bound to his country with an indescribable passion. Loyalty to his country, to his people, to historical values of his country and people, and enriching the legacy he inherited and delivering a richer legacy to next generations is always his first priority and objective. We have also inherited his mission and responsibility towards the next generations while we give his name to this hospital. This is an indication of our innovative and evolutionist approach through which we contribute to the economic developments of our country. Günsel, at the end of his speech, expressed his sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the construction of the hospital and wished all the best.
Following the speeches delivered by the Minister of Health, Minister of Transportation and Development, and the former President the ribbon cutting ceremony realized and the hospital opened.