Health Ministry

Vaccination program on track, successful, says minister

Turkey's vaccination program is being executed successfully and going according to plans, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said, praising the achievements made in a "short period of time."

He noted the high rates reached in the number of people who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 jab, urging people to get their second doses.

Face-to-face education continuing as planned: Minister

Face-to-face education in Turkey's schools continues as planned, the country's education minister has said, adding that the pandemic is not disrupting in-person classes.

The new school year for more than 18 million students and some 1.2 million teachers started on Sept. 6 under strict anti-virus rules after nearly an 18-month break.

Turkey administers over 101.4 mln COVID jabs so far

Turkey has administered over 101.45 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization campaign in January, indicated official figures released on Sept. 11.

Over 51.41 million people have gotten their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, while more than 40.15 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

Romanians getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from August 31 to get 100-lei meal vouchers

Interim Health Minister Cseke Attila signed an order on Friday on awarding meal vouchers to Romanians who are about to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Under the document, these persons qualify for five meal vouchers worth 100 lei in total.

Chronic Patients of Romania Alliance: Political factor endangering lives of patients

The Alliance of Chronic Patients of Romania (APCR) states that the current political crisis "deepens" the situation in healthcare and the chronic patient of Romania remains without treatment, and those most affected are cancer patients and HIV/AIDS patients.