The government bill for the treatment of Covid-19 is 3.7 billion TL

Departing from around the world under the influence of China and Turkey officially announced on March 11, 2020 the first case of the Covidien-19 treatment outbreak, an annual bill paid by the state was calculated.

According to Milliyet’s report, the results of the research “Economic Burden of Covid-19 Treatment” conducted by Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine and Başkent University Faculty of Health Sciences were shared with the audience.

Consequently, the Covidien-19 of Turkey’s total 12-month illness economic health burden was now 3.7 billion pounds. It was emphasized that this calculation was made only on treatment expenses paid by the state, private health insurance payments or money from people’s pockets were not included in this.

Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Istanbul-Cerrahpaşa University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fehmi Tabak and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of Başkent University, Prof. Dr. The research carried out by Simten Malhan, based on the real data of one thousand 56 Covid-19 patients who were treated at the Hospital from the Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine between March 16 and July 31, 2020, the patient data announced by the Ministry of Health and the test, diagnosis was performed by evaluating the treatment costs.

According to the study, the total cost of treating patients receiving inpatient and outpatient treatment due to Covid-19 is estimated to constitute 2 percent of state health expenditures and 3.8 percent of health expenditures for SSI.


Teacher. Dr. Simten Malhan stated that only direct medical costs such as tests, diagnosis, treatment and medication were taken into consideration when conducting the research and said:

“The disease also causes many indirect costs. Death, disability and loss of labor costs … This is also Covidien-19 Given the economic burden on the healthcare sector in Turkey, much more will be seen. “


-The cost of outpatient treatment is 405 lire per patient, a total of 900 million lire per year.

– The cost of hospital treatment is 10 thousand lire per patient, a total of 2.5 billion lire per year.

– Of 1056 patients whose data were evaluated in the study, the rate of those who completed the health service only in the service was 84.6 percent, and the rate of those who were hospitalized in intensive care was 15.4 percent.

– The severity of the disease of the patients who requested admission to the hospital was asymptomatic in 5.9 percent, mild in 17 percent, moderate in 41.2 percent and severe in 36 percent.

It was observed that moderate patients stayed in the hospital an average of 8.6 days, and this period lasted up to 51 days. The mean cost of a moderate patient was calculated at 8,791 Turkish lira.

-The average days of hospitalization of patients with serious illness was 10.8 days. The intensive care treatment period for these patients was extended to 93 days. The mean cost of these patients was calculated at 13,406 TL.

– The average days of hospitalization of critically ill patients who received intensive care together with oxygen therapy was 17.3 days. The mean cost of these patients was calculated at 30,257 TL.


Teacher. Dr. Fehmi Tabak stated that vaccination studies are continuing and when asked for his estimate on when he will return to normal life, he said:

“Turkey is one of the countries with the best vaccination. On the other hand, the disease is spread by pollution. Vaccination in Turkey reached 10 million today. Now we are in the period where a fight does not count as a fist. If we get to 30 million vaccines in May-June, we will relax a little more in July-August. “

Noting that drug development studies are also continuing, Prof. Dr. Tabak said: “10 studies are being carried out in Cerrahpaşa alone. But there is no cure that goes beyond reducing symptoms, “he said.

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