Delegation of the Ministry of Health of the KR led by the Minister, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, visited Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University and met with its rector, professor Alpaslan Ceylan, and first vice-rector, professor Asylbek Kulmyrzaev. The delegation was informed about the preparatory arrangements for organizing the learning process and visited the university’s academic buildings, medical center and laboratories.
At the meeting, the sides discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of medical education and laboratory-diagnostic service.
In addition, the management of Manas University provided humanitarian assistance to the Ministry of Health of the KR in the form of medicines.
During the meeting, the rector of Manas University, professor Alpaslan Ceylan, stated that in accordance with an agreement signed earlier between the two countries, the university is planning to open a faculty of medicine with a clinic. In the course of an official visit of the President of the Republic of Turkey, R.T. Erdogan, to Kyrgyzstan on September 2, 2018, the Presidents of the two countries have placed a capsule at the construction site of the faculty and clinic buildings. “Opening a faculty of medicine with a clinic at Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University will ensure a flow of modern technologies to Kyrgyzstan for diagnosing and treating diseases and best practices of organizing and managing medical education and performance of medical establishments. The new university clinic with highly qualified specialists and modern equipment will ensure the provision of quality treatment services to Kyrgyzstani citizens as an alternative to the need to go abroad to receive treatment. To start construction as soon as possible, it is necessary to establish an intergovernmental commission for developing solutions on the faculty and clinic parameters. Based on the results of this work, the university’s Board of Trustees will approve the estimated cost and allocate necessary resources for construction, while the university’s management will arrange the required construction works. This will serve as an experience of creating a faculty of medicine with its own clinical base in Kyrgyzstan following the western model of medical education,” said Alpaslan Ceylan.
The Minister of Health of the KR, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, gave a high appraisal of the university's academic personnel and the level of preparation for organizing the learning process. “The Ministry of Health of the KR is interested in the earliest possible favorable consideration of this matter and will provide full support for implementing this project. We believe that opening a faculty of medicine with its own clinic that meets international standards can help provide quality medical care to the population and will also allow specialists to share their experiences,” noted the Minister. He also expressed gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Turkey for providing comprehensive support in fighting the coronavirus infection.
At the meeting, the management of” Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University also emphasized that in the nearest future it is planned to carry out PCR tests on the site, and laboratory equipment for this purpose is already being set up. If necessary, PCR analyses can be carried out for Kyrgyzstan’s socially vulnerable population categories. This issue will be elaborated further in close cooperation with relevant specialists of the Ministry of Health of the KR.