Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya joined the meetings of "Provincial and District Filiation Boards". In 3 individual meetings, attended by 39 districts in the form of 13 districts, filiation works conducted in Istanbul were assessed.
The meetings held at Hasdal Location of Disaster and Emergency Directorate (AFAD) were attended by Governor Ali Yerlikaya as well as Deputy Governors, District Governors, Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Brig. Gen. Nuh Köroğlu, Provincial Police Chief Zafer Aktaş, Provincial Health Director Prof. Dr. Kemal Memişoğlu, Chairman of Public Healthcare Dr. Abdullah Emre Güner, Gendarmerie Commanders of Districts, District Police Chiefs and District Health Directors.
During the meeting, filiation works in Istanbul, which are critical in the fight against the pandemic and which set an example for the world, were addressed.
During his speech at the meeting, Governor Yerlikaya said:
Since 11 March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was first identified in Turkey, we have been fighting with the pandemic, which sets an example to the world, with intense efforts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with respect to conduct 24/7 of the works of Ministry of Health and the measures taken throughout the country in line with the instructions of our president and recommendations of Pandemic Scientific Board.
Our greatest aim is to protect our citizens from this pandemic by precisely applying the measures we have taken in the current "Period of Controlled Social Life" . In this fight, FILIATION works are critically important.
Filiation involves all works including screening everyone with whom a person carrying the infectious disease has contacted, treatment, isolation, taking protection and control measures.
As of today, we have 503 filiation teams on duty in Istanbul. Thank God, it takes less than 24 hours to reach our citizens who tested positive at their homes and provide them with filiation service.
Thank God, the percentage of our cases in Turkey, which was about 70%, decreased to about 25-30% with the great efforts of our health and filiation teams. It will continue to go down. I'd like to thank all our filiation teams for their commendable, intense and devoted efforts.
People with Covid-19 virus and everyone who has contacted with them should be isolated at their homes for 14 days and entrances-exits to and from the homes of such people should be limited and checked.
For this purpose, we have established the "Boards for Monitoring Filiation Works" chaired by Deputy Governor in our province and by District Governors in our districts upon the instructions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Through such boards, we'll strictly monitor the change in the numbers of patients, in-patients, severely ill patients and people in isolation.
Contacts recorded in the electronic system will be visited by our Filiation Teams and tested where necessary and told that being isolated for 14 days is important in terms of their own health, public health and everyone of us.
In order to further increase our success in decreasing the spreading rate of the virus, we'll discuss our new measures in these boards every 2 weeks.
To be able to manage the risk posed by Covid-19 pandemic in terms of public health and public order, we'll continue to take rapid and effective decisions in all areas of life in our Hygiene Assembly and put them into practice.
I'd like to sincerely thank primarily our Healthcare Organization as well as local authorities, security forces, all staffs of relevant institutions and organizations, who have devoted themselves and shown great effort in the fight against the pandemic.
Hopefully, we'll succeed together in the fight of our Country and Nation against Covid-19 virus together in Istanbul...
During the meeting, Chairman of Public Healthcare Dr. Abdullah Emre Güner gave a presentation about filiation activities in the districts.
İl ve İlçe Filyasyon Kurulları toplantısındayız.— Ali Yerlikaya (@AliYerlikaya) August 10, 2020
Covid-19 PCR testi pozitif olan ve bu belirtileri gösteren kişiyle aynı evi-ortamı paylaşanların kendisini 14 gün izole etmesi gerekiyor.#Filyasyon ekiplerimiz bu süreci birebir takip ediyor. #MaskeMesafeTemizlik #14GünKuralı pic.twitter.com/A8E9Trpr6G