A protocol was signed between our university and Afyonkarahisar Provincial Health Directorate on cooperation in fields such as education, research, health service production and public health promotion. With the protocol that was signed between Our Rector Prof. Dr. Nurullah Okumuş and Provincial Health Director Specialist Dr. Serhat Korkmaz, the devices of the two institutions will be used jointly in Nuclear Medicine imaging, examination and treatment services, and Nuclear Medicine specialists who work at AFSU will be assigned as Radiation Protection Officer in Afyonkarahisar State Hospital Nuclear Medicine Unit.
Our Rector Prof. Dr. Okumuş said that the protocol was signed in order to provide effective health services by providing the treatment of patients without leaving the province by making maximum use of machinery-equipment and manpower opportunities. He stated that an average of 1000 patients are served annually in the Nuclear Medicine Center of AFSU, which became operational in January 2016and he also noted that the university will share its equipment and qualified personnel capacity in this field with Afyonkarahisar State Hospital so that it will serve more patients. Prof. Dr. Okumuş pointed out that no additional fees can be charged for the patients and their dependents who benefit from Social Insurance and General Health Insurance (GSS) within the scope of the protocol and he stated that patients who do not have Social Insurance or GSS and patients within the scope of health tourism will be charged according to the relevant legislation. Prof. Dr. Okumuş stated that with the protocol, cooperation criteria were determined between the State Hospital and AFSU Health Application and Research Center in order to meet the needs of patients who need nuclear medicine imaging, examination and treatment services. Dr. Okumuş also noted that the staff assignment will be carried out in accordance with the Higher Education Law and the relevant legislation of the Ministry of Health, by reaching an agreement between the institutions.