The medical city "Basaksehir" has turned into a symbol of adherence to life with the addition of the names of the pine and sakura trees to its official name, after it became the most famous medical icons and healing springs for patients inside and outside Turkey.
Last April, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated the first part of the medical city of Basaksehir in the European part of Istanbul, where Turkish Minister of Health Fakhruddin Kuja reviewed the sections of the medical city and the latest equipment available in it.
Since that date, the medical city of Basaksehir has turned into the most important medical centers that provide important services in Turkey to all patients coming from inside and outside the country.
On May 21, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a closed-circuit television inaugurated the medical city of Basaksehir with its full production capacity.
During the opening ceremony, it was announced that the names "Cham" (pine) and "Sakura" (flowering cherry tree in Japanese) would be added to the name of the medical city, so that its name would become the medical city "Basaksehir Cham and Sakura".
The medical city "Basaksehir Cham and Sakura" is one of the most important joint medical projects between Turkey and Japan, and the names of the pine and sakura trees have been chosen to add to the official name of the medical city, because they symbolize the commitment to life and permanent renewal.
Since the initial opening of the medical city last April, the "Basaksehir Cham and Sakura" has turned into a symbol of life adherence and one of the most famous Turkish health institutions that provide the best services to patients coming from inside and outside the country.
During the joint opening ceremony with the Japanese Prime Minister, President Erdogan said that the medical city of "Basaksehir Cham and Sakura" is adding a new episode to the chain of deep-rooted and multidimensional Turkish-Japanese ties of friendship.
Erdogan pointed out that adding the name of the pine and sakura trees to the name of the medical city came based on the desire of the two countries to show how deep the bonds of friendship and the importance of cooperation between the two countries.
He pointed out that the management of the Medical City supervised the afforestation of its garden with more than a thousand pine trees and a sakura tree, and that this number will increase during the coming days.
He also added that pine and sakura trees symbolize the Turkish-Japanese friendship, stressing the importance of cooperation between the two countries in all fields, including the health field.
He explained that the sakura and pine trees that maintain their green color throughout the year, symbolize the adherence to life, as well as that the sakura tree which is known in Turkey as the "cherry blossom tree", the Japanese call it "the miracle of life", and it has great importance in Japanese culture as a virtue It is considered one of the national symbols of this country.
On the pine tree, Erdogan said that the pine is considered one of the evergreen trees, and symbolizes the continuation of life during the four seasons of the year.
He pointed out that Turkey possesses important types of pine trees, most notably Scottish pine, black pine, Aleppo pine, red pine and pistachio, and these are the most common species in Turkey.
Erdogan also said through his accounts on social media, that the medical city "Basaksehir Cham and Sakura" is able to receive 35 thousand patients daily, including 7 thousand patients in the ambulance department, and about one million patients per month.
Erdogan explained in his post that "the medical city will become one of the most famous medical icons in Turkey, at a time when the value of good and comprehensive medical services has become more understandable."
Erdogan indicated that the medical city consists of 2,682 beds, 1174 single patient rooms, 464 bilateral rooms, 456 intensive care rooms, 90 operating rooms, and 982 clinics.
Erdogan pointed out that the medical city is equipped with an environmentally friendly energy system, with a closed area of one million and 21 thousand square meters, and also includes two conference halls with a capacity of 654 people each, as well as 3 heliports.
According to information gathered by the Anatolian correspondent, the flowers of the sakura tree symbolize spring in Japanese culture, and are also generally seen as representing the life cycle, and sakura gardens are one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations.
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