A 70-year-old coronavirus patient, Michael Flor, hospitalised for over two months and doctors did not believe he would survive. Flor beat the virus and received a million-dollar of hospital bill for it.
Minister removed over corruption case concerning purchase of medical ventilators from Spanish firm GPA Innova, using IDB funds, officials say.
A similar incident occurred on Saturday with a ventilator that was produced in the same factory.
Turkish engineers set up mass production of the first domestic intensive care ventilator in just 14 days.
Group of 12 mainly technicians and engineers hopes to build hundreds of makeshift machines to combat the pandemic in Syria's northwest, where an army advance made nearly 1 million people homeless this year.
A strong public health care infrastructure, indigenous technology, and swift preemptive action have helped Turkish officials avoid scenarios similar to other countries.
Several Turkish sectors came together and produced 100 domestic ventilator machines within a month and they'll deliver 5,000 more by the end of May.
As hospitals around the world face a surge of patients with breathing difficulties from Covid-19, the scarcity of ventilators has forced doctors to make life-or-death decisions. Auto manufacturers are responding to a massive global shortage.
Turkish drone maker Baykar Chief Executive Haluk Bayraktar said 100 engineers from his company, defence contractor Aselsan and household electronics maker Arcelik are working together to have the ventilators ready by the end of May.
Seven UK-based Formula One teams are pooling their research and development resources to assist the Government in combating the coronavirus crisis in a joint-effort dubbed Project Pitlane.
The country's total coronavirus infections have crossed 2,400 and 59 people have died as yet.
Governments might have to offer fiscal incentives to ramp up production of vital machines.
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