Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital and Near East University Hospital Chief Physicians and Infectious diseaseas specilists underlined that the publicshould not panic and also provided information about awareness of this virus, how to protect ourselves and to carry out these methods within our daily lives.
According to the statement made by Near East University Hospital press conference which has been held with the participation of the Chief Physician of NEU Hospital Prof. Dr. Müfit Cemal Yenen, Chief Physician of Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Prof. Dr. Nail Bulakbaşı. Prof. Dr. H. Kaya Süer from Near East University Hospital Department of Infectious Diseases and Asst. Prof. Dr. Hakan Evren and Asst. Prof. Dr. Emine Evren from Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Department of Infectious Diseases.
Chief Physician of NEU Hospital Prof. Dr. Müfit Cemal Yenen, stated that the first positive case of coronavirus infection, which is common in the world, is seen in our country, and said that the purpose of holding the press conference is to raise the awareness of the public on this issue.
Prof.Dr. Müfit C. Yenen stated that there are no suspicious cases in Near East University Hospital, Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital, Famagusta, Bafra and Güzelyurt Dispensaries. Prof. Dr. Dr. Müfit C. Yenen stated that suspected cases had been transfered to the quarantine zone at Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital in order to carry out the necessary tests. Yemen reminded that after receiving negative results these patients are taken back to both hospitals and that the only case detected in the country is continued to be treated under the quarantine of the Ministry of Health.
Speaking at the press conference, Chief Physician of Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Prof. Dr. Nail Bulakbaşı also made the following explanations; “ The subject is on the agenda. Everyone is excited and maybe taking measures more than necessary. This is a process. All the measures should be followed completely and must be taken seriously. The most important thing is proper hand washing and use of sanitizers that contain alcohol . Hand cleaning is important not only for this infection but also for other infections and other diseases in our life. ”
Prof. Dr. H. Kaya Süer reminded that Coronavirus, which was seen in Wuhan, China for the first time at the end of December and started to spread all over the world. Dr. H. Kaya Süer stated that the number of cases in China has decreased significantly and became stable today. He also underlined the protection measures by saying that: “Healthy individuals do not need to wear masks in their daily lives. The face masks should be used by people who show symptoms and has a close contact of more than 1 meter with others. Apart from that, it is not necessary to wear a mask. ” He said that the disease spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and infection occurs when these droplets directly or indirectly enter the body through the eyes, mouth or nose of people nearby.
Prof. Dr. Kaya Süer ended his statement by adding the following information: “ Our information about the lifespan of the viruses is that it can live on surfaces for 3-48 hours . For this reason, we should not touch everywhere with our hands and clean our hands frequently. In cases where our hands are not clean, we should not touch our mouth, nose, or eyes. If these measures are applied, the spread of the disease will be seriously controlled. Allergic reactions will also start soon due to the spring season. When coughing, we should cover our mouth with our arms, clothes, as much as possible, not with our hands. We should prefer disposable wipes. We should wash our hands with soap and water, as well as prefer alcohol-based hand antiseptics. In this way, contagiousness will be greatly reduced. The risk of contamination is higher in closed crowded environments. Close contact should be avoided as much as possible in social life. ”–