In Turkey we are supporting those who are most in need by protecting vulnerable groups and supporting the workers engaged in fighting coronavirus on the front line. In addition, in collaboration with the Turkish Insurers’ Association, we have joined the government’s charitable campaign which invites politicians to donate part of their salaries and companies to contribute whatever they can so that, between us all, we can raise funds to fight the pandemic.
The Darüşşafaka Society, one of the organizations with which we collaborate in Turkey, has four care homes for the elderly, one of the population groups at highest risk from COVID-19. Our aim is to help them protect their 500 residents and the staff looking after them by supplying medical material and disposable protective healthcare equipment.
We are also collaborating in equipping the Capa Hospital, one of the two largest and busiest public hospitals in Istanbul, with intensive care beds for adults, intensive care units for new-born babies, and fridges for storing the medicines necessary for treating COVID-19.
We are also protecting healthcare workers in public hospitals by supplying personal protection equipment. We intend to send 20,000 protective face masks to the public health authority so it can distribute them to the hospitals most in need.