Impact of Overlapping Disaster in Turkey: COVID-19 Pandemic and Wildfires
Shafaq Taseen 1 , Munib Abbas 1 , Fariha Munir 2 * , Irfan Ullah 3 , Muhammad Junaid Tahir 4
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1 Karachi Medical and Dental College, Karachi, PAKISTAN2 Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, PAKISTAN3 Kabir Medical College, Gandhara University, Peshawar, PAKISTAN4 Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, PAKISTAN* Corresponding Author


The current pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of healthcare systems all over the world. Turkey experienced more than 130 brutal episodes of wildfires of history. According to a report, eight people died, more than 50 were hospitalized, and thousands of residents and tourists were evacuated. The wildfire impacted the healthcare facilities of Turkey directly as well as indirectly, exerting extra strain on an already overburdened system. In this article, we made some recommendations to combat the catastrophe aiming to unburden the healthcare system of Turkey.


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Article Type: Letter to Editor

J CONTEMP STUD EPIDEMIOL PUBLIC HEALTH, 2022, Volume 3, Issue 1, Article No: ep22004

Publication date: 01 May 2022

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