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Turkey Medicals medical member and Turkey Specialist In Pediatric Infectious Diseases Doctor, pointed out that routine health checks of children should not be neglected during the covid and pandemic process.

In the early stages of the pandemic, Covid-19 was found to be rare in children and have serious risks over time, although it was noted that they usually have mild disease. Therefore, symptoms of diseases such as high fever, cough should be taken into account. On the other hand, some of the negative effects of the process should not be ignored and routine health checks should not be disrupted, said a specialist in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and gave important advice to families.


The pandemic process, especially in young children, disrupts routine control and vaccination services, increased screen time in older children, decreased exercise activities such as sports, impaired nutrition and sleep patterns, and poor effects of the child psychology (increase in anxiety, change in mood, dependence on parents, problems with socialization, etc.) led to such problems. In this process, the negatives observed in the child should not be ignored, the necessary measures should not be taken and the doctor’s checks should not be disrupted.


The decal holiday period is the best time for oral and dental health checks in Turkey, eye doctor Turkey examination, and general pediatric evaluations in children. Thanks to regular health checks, possible health problems in children can be identified at an early stage, preventing the formation of more serious problems and improving the child’s school success.


Children of school age may experience various health problems, especially obesity due to unhealthy eating and inactivity. For this reason, parents who are the best role models for children should exhibit exemplary nutritional behaviors. Meal times should be regular and main meals should not be skipped. 1-2 servings of fish per week should be consumed. More attention should be paid to fruit and vegetable consumption. Prepared food consumption, fried products and acidic drinks should be avoided. In order to support the immune system, foods containing vitamins A, C, D, E and the minerals such as iron, zinc, selenium should be consumed.


Especially families with children under the age of 2 should not neglect routine checks such as growth and Development Monitoring, vaccination. If their children have chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, congenital heart disease, they may contact relevant Antalya and Istanbul hospital departments.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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