Providing a healthy and safe education environment is vital for the success of education. Being aware of this, our university provides its health services by a physician, a nurse and two health officers in the 2-storey health centre located on the Marmara Education Village campus. In addition, when necessary, support is received from Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Research and Training Hospital located in Maltepe centre.
World Health Organization (WHO) defines health: as " Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” Our university, which takes universal values in every field, aims to carry out health services with an understanding that fits this universal definition. The basic approach of the health services we carry out in this context is to protect the person from diseases, to increase the health capacity and to provide a full primary health care service if a disease occurs despite of these, and to follow up the patients who are referred. Our work for this purpose can be grouped under 3 main headings.
A) Preventive Health Studies
1- Environmental Health:
- Periodic Examination: It is determined whether there is any obstacle to work in terms of health and hygiene by making recruitment and annual general health examinations of all personnel, especially kitchen, dining hall and canteen employees related to food. When such a situation occurs, they are dismissed until the treatment is completed. Operations related to examinations and treatments are processed Operations related to examinations and treatments are processed in the personal health files of the employees.
- Porter Examinations: The relevant personnel have lung films taken once a year and porter (carrier) examinations are performed.
- Our relevant employees are regularly trained on personal health information, food hygiene, and health information in mass nutrition systems, surface hygiene and ambient hygiene.
- Dining halls and canteens are regularly kept under health surveillance with daily inspection charts
- Daily chlorine levels of our waters are monitored and bacteriological analysis are made once a month.
2- Personal Preventive Health Studies
- The necessary vaccinations of our students and employees against disease and accident risks (Influenza, Hepatitis-B, Tetanus, etc.) are carried out under appropriate conditions by organizing campaigns
- Information is provided on current diseases and health risks to be avoided through visual and audio methods such as conferences, panels and brochures.
B) Primary Health Care
- Our students are examined and treated within the framework of primary health care services we carry out in cooperation with Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Training and Research Hospital affiliated to our university, and when deemed necessary, they are referred to other health institutions
- Prescriptions of our students who have a health insurance such as retirement fund or private insurance are prepared and our attempts are continuing so that other students can buy discounted drugs from contracted pharmacies
- A doctor, a nurse, 2 psychologists, 3 assistant health personnel, 2 ambulance drivers and a housekeeper who are on duty in our health center provide health services during working hours. The ambulance driver and our ambulance also provide the necessary referrals outside of working also provide the necessary referrals outside of working hours. The closest hospital to our campus is Süreyya Paşa Training and Research Hospital and transportation takes 5-6 minutes. Transportation to our university, Marmara Training and Research Hospital in the centre of Maltepe takes 10-12 minutes by our ambulance.
C- Health-Safety Trainings
A) The subject headings of the trainings that are organized and planned to be done for health support and contribution for our students and staff:
1) Smoking and Health
2) Healthy Eating and Mental Performance
3) Blood Donation
4 ) Drugs and Health
6) Sexually transmitted diseases
7) Sexual Health
8) Office ergonomics trainings
9) Musculoskeletal diseases and low back pain
10) Hygiene training
11) First aid training
12) Computer use and health risks