Coronavirus treatment and medicine for patients in public hospitals in Turkey has been made free of charge following a presidential decree. It says that all patients, even if they failed to pay state insurance, will be granted protective gear and testing, as well as free medicine in state hospitals and medical centres.
Turkey has a universal healthcare system where every citizen is required to have state insurance and make a monthly payment, which is a maximum of 88 Turkish lira ($13). Citizens without an income receive healthcare for free.
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