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Because of the pandemic complete closure, health workers in health facilities in coastal cities, whose population has doubled to three and four, are on edge. “We are concerned that if the demand for health services increases, there will be big problems,” he said, adding that bed and intensive care occupancy rates in Turkey public hospitals with staffing by population are alarming.

The population of the tourist districts of Aydin, Kusadasi and Didim, increased 3-4 times in one day. According to information received from the authorities, the population of Kuşadası, which is 124 thousand, is about 500 thousand, and Didim, which has a population of 91 thousand, is about 350 thousand. Because of the covid-19 pandemic, arrivals from major cities placed a serious burden on the health system. Turkish pandemic Health workers said that the state government public hospitals are organized according to the resident population of beach resorts, could not meet the need in an emergency.


According to the information obtained, there are 174 services and 56 intensive care beds allocated for the pandemic in public and private hospitals in Kusadasi. In public hospitals, 80 percent of the intensive care beds are full, while in private hospitals, one-third of the beds are full. A total of 61 services in Didim State Hospital, which is the only hospital in Didim district with a population of 350 thousand, has a 60 percent occupancy rate in 10 intensive care beds.

In the Söke district, which is located between both tourist districts and will be activated for Kusadasi and Didim in emergency situations, half of the 278 service beds in public and private hospitals are full, while 87 intensive care beds have 68 percent occupancy.


“If we increase the number of patients in proportion to the incoming crowd, we will not be able to cope with existing beds,” said health workers, who said that hospital occupancy is at an alarming level even compared to the resident population. We we’re all on edge here. If those who come to the resort follow the rules, there may be no problems. We don’t even want to think otherwise. We are constantly praying that we do not need intensive care, our government public hospitals in Turkey,” was said.

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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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