This public hospital in Elazig has got off the ground thanks to an extensive public-private partnership (PPP) program comprising 22 hospitals, set up by the Turkish Ministry of Health. PROPARCO was called on by the project sponsors, Meridiam and Rönesans, to contribute EUR 40m of financing for this hospital.
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs have two major interests: the first interest is that they allow public facilities to be financed by the private sector and thereby free up public debt, a charge which the private sector is willing to take on, with the risk being borne by the private sector.
In addition, these public hospitals operate with public medical staff, but which are financed by the private sector.
“Fethi Sekin Hospital doesn’t only serve Elazig, but also cities in the region, such as Malatya, Tunceli, Mus, Diyarbakir and Urfa. Every day, up to 7,000 patients go to the polyclinic, 1,300 to the emergency department, we receive about 800 accompanying persons and some 10,000 visitors a day.”
The Fethi Sekin Public Hospital in Elazig contributes to improving the provision of care, including hospital care, for disadvantaged and middle-class populations.