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Member of Scientific Board of the Ministry of Turkey Heath Prof. Dr. Mustafa warned against coronavirus to those who will be in crowded environments on ‘New Year’s Turkey’ Eve.

The Turkish Dean of University Faculty of Medicine in Antalya, Head of the Department of Public Health, Member of the Scientific Council Prof. Dr, in a statement, warned that they will meet in homes in Turkey and social spaces on New Year’s Eve.

Prof. Dr.,“Some of our citizens in Turkey may be thinking of socializing more coming together at New Year’s Eve. These citizens can come together in homes or they can come together in other social places.

Considering it starting from Turkish ‘home, it is necessary to say once again that it is necessary to take care of the ventilation of houses with as much fresh air as possible. It is necessary to pay attention to the distance as much as possible. This is very true not only for coronavirus, but also for other respiratory transmitted diseases,” he said.

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Prof. Dr., noting that care should be taken not to speak out loud in entertainment venues, said, “Besides, we are witnessing that people are more enthusiastic and careless in entertainment venues.

Indoor spaces are especially places where the risk is high, especially during the season. We’re looking at it, people don’t wear masks indoors, whether they’re vaccinated or not. During the pastime, they talk loudly, sing loudly. If these are not taken care of, they are more likely to become infected and people will develop the disease.

It would be more correct if our international citizens, who will make a Antalya and Istanbul New Year’s plan in Turkey, also make their plans taking into account the risk of infection. Of course, those who want can celebrate, they can go somewhere else, it’s everyone’s own will. But I also believe that in places where they go, completing the environments with fresh air, wearing masks and vaccinating citizens who have not been vaccinated, completing the missing doses will be both in their favor and will reduce the number of coronavirus cases in our country even lower,” said.


Prof. Dr., noting that attention should also be paid when traveling medical between Turkish cities, said, “In many Turkish universities, semester courses are completed, the exam week begins. Our young Turks people can also go to their families, they may want to be together for Dec 31 is New Year. Of course, it is necessary to be very careful not only at home, but also during travel in Turkey.

Those who will travel by plane, train, bus and personal vehicles should not take off their masks. Distance may be lost when traveling by personal vehicle. That is why the interior of the car must be vented with fresh air.

Buses and trains in Turkey on the trinity road also need to be ventilated with fresh air health so that there is no infection on the way. When traveling, sometimes people stop at accommodation on the way, sometimes we witness that here the distance disappears.

I think that if attention is paid to distance, masks and hygiene conditions, we can pass the New Year’s process as a process where as few people are infected as possible,” he said.


Professor Doctor in Turkey stressed that the completion of vaccinations before the Turkish New Year is important for the risk of infection, noting that:

“Our citizens who have never been vaccinated, especially our young people, will be more prepared for coronavirus if they are vaccinated before Christmas actually arrives. If they become infected they get together, they are more likely to have a milder disease. Again, they are less likely to infect others, friends with whom they will spend time together, their elders. I think I should pay attention to this.

Turkish and Foreigner Citizens apply both, who have not yet been vaccinated in Turkey should start getting their vaccines destroyed immediately from today, those who lack a vaccine have millions of people who have received the 3rd dose. Having them take their 3rd dose as soon as possible will also be a very correct approach if they are going to be more socialized.”

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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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